Ufford Upper Street Primitive Methodist chapel

Yarmouth Road Ufford Woodbridge

Ufford Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1988

Ufford is north east of Woodbridge; Upper Street is just north of the village. The Primitive Methodist chapel at Upper Street was transferred to the Wesleyan Methodists and then served until it closed in 1987.  On Google Street View in 2011 it is in use as a house.

There is a little confusion about its early dates.  The carved stone over the door proudly proclaims the date 1860.  The notes accompanying Keith Guyler’s picture say that the chapel was built as a Primitive chapel in 1880 and transferred to the Wesleyans in 1889 – but they also say “Prim Kelsall Circuit to Wesleyan 1880.”  You pays your money and takes your choice! Can anyone add some clarity?

Location: TM 2947 5324

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  • There’s a bit more clarity over the origins of the chapel with the publication in the Primitive Methodist magazine of August 1860 (page 500-501) of a piece by W Ward about the opening of the chapel on 13th May 1860.

    The new chapel was  erected by Mrs Howard and let to the society at a cheap rent. Preachers at the opening were Revs Ward, Duffy, Scullard, Jones, Goffe and Mr Atkinson.

    It was built of white brick, seated 140 and was the “first Jubilee chapel in the (Kelsale) station”.

    By Christopher Hill (31/01/2018)

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