Plymouth Morice Street Wesleyan Methodist chapel

A family history enquiry from Australia prompted the exploration of  Wesleyan Methodism in Devonport.

Morice Street Wesleyan Methodist chapel, in Devonport, Plymouth was opened in 1807.  It appears on Ordnance Survey maps of the area, dated 1854-63. 1892 and 1912 on the west side of Morice Street, between the junctions with Granby Street and Cannon Street.  By the 1926 map the building is still there but is labelled Ass(embly) R(oo)ms rather than Methodist chapel.  This is because in 1926 the chapel was replaced by Plymouth Methodist Central Hall.

There is a car park on the site in 2023.

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  • Your enquirer is incredibly lucky because the baptismal registers are available online from the earliest date. All the major genealogical websites have them (RG4/864 for 1787 to 1821, RG4/865 for 1821-1837).
    Although indexed as Devonport, Morice Street they cover the Plymouth Circuit from 1787. Devonport became a Circuit in its own right in 1813, although just to confuse us all the place was called Plymouth Dock until 1823.

    By Philip Thornborow (05/12/2023)

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