Pythian Street, Kensington Hall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in 1884 and enlarged in 1915 to seat an additional 70 people. In 1911 it reported 420 sittings but in 1931 only 300 (all free). When asked to explain the discrepancy the superintendent, Rev. T M Middleton clarified the situation:
420 is a gross exaggeration. The present accommodation (which is the same as I have known it for the past eight years) is 300 at the outside
Ten years later the figure was still 300. There were no other rooms.
John Rylands Library University of Manchester DDPD2/417 Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, 1931 (Liverpool Mission Circuit)
John Rylands Library University of Manchester, DDPD1 Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940/727 (Liverpool (Brunswick) Circuit)