Nottingham Hockley Primitive Methodist chapel

The location of Hockley Chapel in 1882
'Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland'
Hockley Chapel

The 1897 Primitive Methodist magazine tells us that instead of selling the old inner city Hockley chapel – where John Wesley himself had preached – the society decided to partially reconstruct and thoroughly renovate the chapel.

Where was it and what happened to it?


Primitive Methodist magazine 1897 page 74

Comments about this page

  • I have taken the liberty of adding a couple of maps, the 1:500 plan of 1882 and Open Street map, showing the chapel in Woolpack Lane. Please feel free to remove this comment if the page is revised.

    By Philip Thornborow (23/06/2022)
  • There is a picture of Hockley Chapel before the Primitive Methodists acquired it which my be viewed on this link.

    By Philip Thornborow (22/06/2022)
  • When the Methodist New Connexion was established in 1797 they claimed the Hockley chapel as they had a majority of trustees.
    Consequently in 1798 when he died Alexander KIlham was buried in the chapel, (an intramural internment) however the legality of the MNC owning it was contested and they ceded it back to the Old Connexion.
    The MNC built a new chapel in Parliament Street, and were then allowed to remove the memorial monument to Kilham, but left his body in the Hockley Wesleyan Chapel undisturbed.
    Source: Life of Kilham published MNC bookroom 1838.

    By David Leese (20/06/2022)

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