Howdon Primitive Methodist chapel

Howdon Primitive Methodist chapel
Christian Messenger 1908/217
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Howdon Primitive Methodist chapel

The Primitive Methodist magazine 1880 tells us of the laying of the foundation stones of “a neat and commodious chapel” at Howdon on the banks of the Tyne. It was expected to cost £2,000, and the magazine editor was concerned this would be too great a burden for the society to cover the £1,300 which they did not have.

The 1916 Ordnance Survey map shows a Primitive Methodist chapel on the northern side of Norman Terrace, to the east of Cumberland Street  It is still there on the 1947 map. In 2020 the site of the chapel is approximately under the toll booths for the Tyne tunnel


Primitive Methodist magazine 1880 page 701

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  • Thanks for the comment David. After closure, Methodist chapel and circuit records were often placed with the local authority archive service, so Tyne and Wear Archives would be the place to start. Good luck with the search.

    By Christopher Hill (12/08/2020)
  • It was still operational in 1952, as I was personally Christened there, as were many of my relatives.
    A new Methodist chapel was built in High Howdon as a replacement, with the rationale for the move (as I vaguely remember) that High Howdon was a newer centre of population with better opportunities for sustainability in the future, as the old area around Norman street had a declining population.
    If anyone knows if the records of the chapel still exist, I would be interested in accessing them

    By David Blewitt (11/08/2020)

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