Sheffield Nether chapel

Norfolk Street Sheffield

Sheffield Nether Primitive Methodist chapel
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1901/413
Sheffield Nether Primitive Methodist chapel interior
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1901/413

When the Primitive Methodist Conference came to Sheffield in 1901, one of the venues used was Nether chapel in Norfolk Street.  Norfolk Street is right in the centre of Sheffield, running from the Town Hall down to Arundel Gate.

However, in Sheffield archives Nether Chapel is noted as Baptist, with records dating between 1748 and 1971.  Does this mean that the Prims borrowed the chapel just for the occasion?

Norfolk Street does have an impressive collection of churches and chapels, of various denominations.  They include the ex-Wesleyan Victoria Hall.  There is also a Unitarian building Upper Chapel which would seem to complement the Nether (= Lower) chapel. However, is no evidence I can find on Ordnance Survey maps of a chapel labelled Primitive Methodist, or identified as Nether chapel.

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  • The OS town plans give more detail than ordinary OS maps. On the 1853 plan from north to south on the left on Norfolk Street you had: St. Paul’s Church, Upper Chapel (Unitarian), R. C. Chapel, Nether Chapel (Indep’) and lastly Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. By the 1890 plan they are detailed as follows: St. Paul’s Church, Upper Chapel (Unitarian), St. Marie’s R. C. Church, Nether Chapel (Congregational), Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)

    By DOMINIC HARRIS (09/08/2022)
  • This was Congregationalist, not Baptist; the URC continue using the site,

    By Colin Dews (02/03/2018)

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