Sutton on Sea Wesleyan Methodist chapels

Sea Lane Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Sutton le Marsh
Keith Guyler 1997
Station Road Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Sutton on Sea
Keith Guyler 1995
Sutton on Sea Wesleyan Methodist chapels

Sutton on Sea is north east of Alford.

In his archive  of photographs of former Methodist chapels, Keith Guyler includes two pictures  he labels as Sutton on Sea Primitive Methodist chapel.  Worryingly, they are of  different buildings, despite both being labelled as the 1876 Prim chapel.  The pictures were displayed on My Primitive Methodists here,

However, seven years after the page was created, a comment on the page identified the larger building as a former Wesleyan chapel – and it turns out that the smaller chapel was also formerly Wesleyan.

The larger building is the former Wesleyan chapel on Station Road, shown on Street View in 2008 as converted into flats – Chatsworth Court. It is marked as Wesleyan on the 1905 Ordnance Survey map – which also shows the Primitive Methodist chapel on what was then High Street  and is now Alford Road.

The smaller building, also still standing in residential use,  is further south in Sutton le Marsh,  on Huttoft Road at the junction with Sea Lane.  Although it is not labelled on the 1905 Ordnance Survey map, on the 1888 6″ Ordnance Survey map it is marked  as “Meth chapel (Wesleyan)”.  The footprint has not changed.  The dates suggest that the chapel closed between 1886 and 1905.

  • location of the Sea Lane chapel: 524805
  • location of the Wesleyan Station Road chapel: 520816

Alford is now served by a large chapel at the junction of Station Road and Alford Road (LN12 2HF) which replaced both the Wesleyan and Primitive chapels in due course.

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