Kate's Hill Primitive Methodist chapel

Brewery Street DY2 7LH

“KATES HILL is a populous place in the neighbourhood of Dudley, and here we have an increasing society; but having heretofore been confined to a small house, we were in want of a chapel.  But as no ground could be obtained, a person who had bought an old brewery, made a part of it into a chapel, which we rent for ten pounds a year.  It was opened on Sunday, October 31. and Monday, November 1, 1841 ; and the collections were liberal.  As we rent the shell only, we have had to put in the inside work.

Since the opening, a salvation meeting has been held in it, at which several souls were converted to God.”

This account of the opening of Kate’s Hill Primitive Methodist chapel is by T Batty and comes from the Primitive Methodist magazine for 1842.

In the 1848 magazine there is an account by R Dukes describing the opening of a new chapel at Kate’s Hill. It opened on June 25th 1848.

On the 1882 Ordnance Survey map there is a Primitive Methodist chapel on Brewery Street, Kate’s Hill DY2 7LH. It is no longer labelled by the 1898 map and by the 1960s the whole area has been redeveloped as a  housing estate.


Primitive Methodist magazine March 1842 pages 133-134

Primitive Methodist magazine September 1848 page 629


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