Leamington Spa Warwick Street Primitive Methodist chapel

The chapel was located at 118/120 Warwick Street (on the corner of Kenilworth Street). It was built in 1834 as a Particular Baptist Chapel but became the United Methodist Free Church in 1864. It was made of brick, with an imitation stone stucco front described as ‘plain Grecian’ and claimed to be able to seat 500.

The Primitive Methodists used it from 1921 onwards but is not recorded as used by them in Warwickshire trade directories until 1932. The Sunday school was active from 1921 until 1930. This is one of the two Primitive Methodist Chapels in Warwickshire listed in the 1886 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments survey: it had a long narrow interior with late 19th C gallery.

It was said to be derelict in 1970, sold in 1972 and then demolished.

Sources: Warwickshire trade directories; OS maps; RCHM, SP 320661; https://www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk/content/article/christopher-george-squirrell-warwick-street-methodist-chapel (which includes a photo).

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