Hull Spring Bank Ebenezer Primitive Methodist chapel

Spring Bank, Hull HU3 1LU

Hull Ebenezer Primitive Methodist chapel
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1902/420
Hull Spring Bank Ebenezer Primitive Methodist chapel

The 1878 Primitive Methodist magazine contains a note of the opening of a new Primitive Methodist chapel in Hull.  This “impressive sanctuary,” designed by William Freeman, would seat about 1,000 people; its school rooms would accommodate 600 children; there were 14 vestries and other rooms. It was expected to cost £7,000 with around £4,000 on a mortgage. In fact i cost £8,060

The location was on the corner of Middleton Street,  “situated near the cemetery gates and within two hundred yards of the spot where where the ashes of Clowes and other sainted members of our church rest, waiting the resurrection of the just.” The cemetery referred to is Hull General Cemetery, at the eastern end of Spring Bank West.  Part of it, including Clowes’ monument, is known as Primitive Methodist corner.

Further  east on Spring Bank on the corner of Freehold Street was the equally impressive Jubilee Primitive Methodist chapel. Was there rivalry in chapel building in Hull?

Ebenezer closed by August 1944 and was demolished in 1976. The site is used 2018 by a vehicle hire firm.

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1878 page 571

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