Middlesbrough South Bank Primitive Methodist chapel

Normanby Road, South Bank TS6 6SD

Middlesbrough South Bank Primitive Methodist chapel
Handbook of the Primitive Methodist Conference 1932; Englesea Brook Museum

Middlesbrough South Bank Primitive Methodist chapel in Normanby Road, is a substantial brick building, erected in 1878, and capable of seating 700 persons. It’s opening is mentioned in the 1880 Primitive Methodist magazine which tells us that the plans for the new building were drawn by George Race of Westgate in Weardale.

The building is shown on Google Street View in 2012 as The Settlement – South Bank Youth and Community Centre.  However, it was also available for sale or to let.

Information about it is scarce.  What was its life like?  What has happened to it since?


Primitive Methodist magazine May 1880 page 315

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  • I attended the chapel and it’s youth club held in the hall attached to it in the early 60s. The club was thriving and we had a club holiday at Gt Yarmouth one year. It’s most famous member was a chap called Teddy Daniels, later known more widely as Paul Daniels.

    By Leslie Crane (04/02/2024)
  • Thanks very much for the update. It’s good to know that the chapel – and the legacy of the chapel’s founders – continues and is being used creatively.

    By Christopher Hill (30/11/2018)
  • Dear Christopher,
    I hope you are well .the legacy of South Bank Primitive Methodist chapel on going , in 2013 council decided to demolition this building with other two buildings ,church and hall was at the back of chapel ,…I had big arguments on demolition decision by council, unfortunately i could not rescue all buildings just only Primitive which great . now this building live in a new epoch it’s now saabat art gallery since 2014 .

    I hope this information useful for a new period of Primitive building history
    Thank you
    Azad K.M
    (BA,MA,PhD researcher at Teesside Uni)
    Founder and Director of saabat gallery
    83 Normanby Road-South Bank -cleveland-TS66SA

    By Azad K .Mohammed (30/11/2018)

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