Birmingham, Erdington, Station Street, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Warwickshire

Erdington, Station Street, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel premises were built in stages from 1869. The first two structures on the site were two buildings towards the back. One of these seated 400 in 1873. The chapel at the front of the site was built between 1886 and 1913. A photograph displayed on a notice board Erdington, Station Street, Methodist Church Centre at the time of my visit shows that it was in the decorated Gothic style. The building consisted of a nave and four gabled transepts joined together to occupy its full length on each side. There was a projecting porch and vestibule. There were 610 sittings in pews in 1940. There was also a hall and eight other rooms. The chapel was closed in 1971 to be demolished and replaced by Erdington, Station Street, Methodist Church Centre.
John Rylands Library University of Manchester, MAC Lawson Returns of Accommodation provided by Wesleyan Methodist Chapels and other Preaching Places, 1873/305
Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940, No173
25 inch OS for Warwickshire sheet VIIIh 10, 1886-9, 1913-16
Site visit 7.8.2019

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  • The chapel at the front was designed in the Gothic style by Ewan Harper (1853-1920) and J. Alfred Harper (1866-1952), and the foundation stones were laid on 2nd August 1901. The Harper brothers designed quite a few chapels for the Methodists.

    Reference The building News 2nd August, 1901 p 137

    By Philip Thornborow (21/11/2023)
  • Hello John
    If you could you submit a page to us about the trowel, with photos, we can link it to this page. Do you have a photo of the original Church by any chance?
    Editorial Team

    By Ann Fox (06/03/2021)
  • Hi,
    Thought you may be interested that I have in my possession a silver trowel that was used to lay the first stone for building some of the original church. The trowel is inscribed and dated 1883. The stone was laid by a lady called Emily Steele. I can forward you some photos if interested.
    Regards John Hands.

    By John Hands (19/02/2021)

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