Chertsey Primitive Methodist Chapel

Station Road, Chertsey KT16 8BN

Chertsey Primitive Methodist Chapel

A Primitive Methodist chapel existed at the corner of Station Road and Laburnum Road in Chertsey (coordinates 51.384801, -0.503363) by September 1893, when it was registered for the solemnisation of marriages. I have not yet been able to identify when it was built. A map of 1897 shows it in the form it had until it was demolished: a street-corner building of two parts, a taller main section (the chapel?) and a lower subsidiary wing (the hall?), both with steep gables. Its registration was cancelled in May 1939, after the Methodist Union: there was already a Wesleyan chapel nearby on London Street (now demolished).

The subsequent history of the Station Road chapel is unclear until 1988, when the Chertsey Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses registered it for their use. At some point a two-storey flat-roofed extension was added to the rear, and this became the entrance. By 2018 the Chertsey Congregation were sharing the Kingdom Hall at Byfleet and the building was up for sale.

Planning permission for its demolition and replacement with three houses was granted in September 2018, and construction of these houses was already underway in May 2019. Latterly the chapel’s façade had been rendered, and there was no external trace of its Methodist heritage.

Unfortunately we don’t have any pictures, but Google Street View shows it up to the point of its demolition.

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