Thornaby Primitive Methodist chapel

Thornaby Primitive Methodist chapel

The Primitive Methodist magazine of October 1899 comments that few areas had shown greater activity during the previous year or two than Stockton on Tees – including laying the foundation stones for a new chapel in Thornaby on Tees.

Thornaby is described as a corporate town where Primitive Methodism has not yet made a worthy enough position. The previous society never included more than 30-40 members and the previous chapel, poor to begin with, became very much in need of repair.

The new chapel would cost £3.000, part of which was carried by the Stockton circuit.

The 1915 Ordnance Survey map shows a large building marked Primitive Methodist chapel at the junction of Peel Street and Cromwell Terrace, in the North East corner of Victoria Park. On the 1955-76 map series, it has been replaced by a smaller building marked Mission Hall.

Google Street view shows what happened in the Twenty First Century. In 2009 it shows a smaller modern single storey building on the site carrying church notice boards, but disused.  By 2016 that building has been removed and the site is used as a small garden.

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine October 1899 page 798

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