OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: February 19, 2016.
Webpage updated: February 19, 2016

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MILLBRIDGE PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL

The Millbridge Methodist Chapel was located on the south side of Hotham Place, on the corner with Victoria Avenue. 

From circa 1871 the Primitive Methodists had used premises at the back of Fellowe's Place but their growing congregation prompted them to erect their own place of worship.  The result was this Gothic style building in local limestone with Bath stone dressings around the doors, window-cills and the ornamental heads with capitals.

Millbridge Primitive Methodist Chapel was dedicated on Tuesday November 27th 1877, only six months after the foundation stone had been laid.  The architect was a Mr Wonnacott of Farnham, Surrey, and the building was completed a month earlier than expected by Mr Thomas Jenkin of Devonport.  The total cost of the Chapel was 600.

The front has a tracery window worked in Bath stone.  The roof is of Welsh blue slate with ornamental ridge tiles.  The building is 41 feet long by 31 feet in breadth and it is 40 feet to the ridge of the roof.  The side windows are glazed diamonds and square alternately.  The pews of varnished Baltic yellow deal could seat 250 comfortably and 300 in maximum.

A church hall was added in 1895.