Surbiton Hill, Ewell Road

Surbiton Hill Wesleyan Church
The Building News, 1881

The building illustrated was designed by Charles Bell (1846-1899), a London architect responsible for the design of sixty Wesleyan chapels, and built on Ewell Road in 1881 in red brick and Bath stone. 1,000 sittings were provided, 660 on the ground floor and 330 in the galleries, and the cost was £5,000.

At the time of the 1940 Statistical Returns, it could seat 536. It is still in use as a Methodist church, and the story of Surbiton Methodism is well told here.

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Reference: The twenty-eighth annual report of the Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 1882 page 140

The Building News  40, 1881 page 548

Statistical returns … as at July 1st 1940. Manchester: Methodist Church, Department of Chapel Affairs, 1947

Surbiton Hill Methodist Church [accessed 28 November 2019].

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