Sutton Primitive Methodist chapel

Wisbech circuit - but which Sutton?

The 1834 Primitive Methodist magazine contains an account by William Hardwick of the opening of Sutton Primitive Methodist chapel.

Opening services took place on June 1st 1834. ¬†The chapel measured¬†18′(w) x 24′(l)

What brother Hardwick didn’t tell us is which Sutton this is – there are several possibilities. Can you help?


The 1834 Primitive Methodist Magazine page 399


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  • This has to be the 1834 PM at LUTTON (as per my entry here). The old name for the village was Sutton St Nicholas i.e. next to Sutton St Mary (Long Sutton). This was in the Wisbech Circuit until the early C20th.

    By David Secker (14/02/2022)
  • 1840 Historic record I am using to write my book on Pentecostalism in Lincolnshire, indicates that Methodism was well grounded at Long Sutton and Wisbech.

    By Fagunwa Omololu (02/02/2022)
  • Thanks for the information Margaret

    By Christopher Hill (02/09/2020)
  • There was a Methodist Chapel in Sutton St. Edmund, used by Wesleyan etc. Closed I think in the early 60’s

    By Margaret Curley (31/08/2020)
  • Thanks for supplying the local knowledge Rachel. You can read about Long Sutton chapel here.

    By Christopher Hill (10/06/2020)
  • When I grew up in this area, the place often referred to as just ‘Sutton’ was Long Sutton, so I would expect the unknown chapel was there. When I was child, there was no Methodist Church in Long Sutton, but the building on the main road, often pointed out to me as the former Methodist Chapel, was a garage. The Baptist and Congregational Churches in the town were very strong.

    By Rachel Larkinson (09/06/2020)
  • I can find five Suttons North of Wisbech straddling the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire Border. Long Sutton, Sutton Bridge, Sutton St Edmund, Sutton St James and Sutton S Mary Parish. All have a PM Chapel recorded in and around them on your database and extensive research has revealed no new PM Chapels within the area of the Suttons so is this Sutton a reference to a Chapel you already have.

    By Paul Wood (30/08/2019)

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