Hull, Beverley Road, Stepney (ii) Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Yorkshire

plate fragment from Stepney Methodist New Connexion chapel,1900 found in South Cave
Gerald Bisby September 2021

Beverley Road, Stepney (ii) Methodist New Connexion Chapel was built to replace Beverley Road, Stepney (i) Methodist New Connexion Chapel. By 1901 the estate consisted of a chapel and a schoolroom. The land buildings and enlargements had cost £5140 and the organ a further £250. There was seating for 550 in the chapel and for 250 in the schoolroom. In 1940 the chapel was reported to seat 540 in pews. There were three schoolrooms and four other rooms. The chapel has since been demolished and replaced by modern buildings.

Sources

Leicestershire Record Office 16D60/31 Methodist New Connexion /Return of Trust Estates/as presented in / Special Schedules, January 1901

John Rylands Library University of Manchester, MAC Lawson, Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940 No 604 (Hull, North, Circuit)

Site visit various times pre 2001

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  • I’ve added a picture to this page of pieces of pottery, marked “Stepney New Connexio 1900” found not too far away by Gerald Bisby.

    Gerald says, “I was weeding in the garden (South Cave, HU15 2AL) this morning and came across a small fragment of pottery. Some minutes later I found two further pieces related to the first.

    I have attached a photo of the fragments which have the inscription, “Stepney, Methodist New Connexion, 1900″. The fragments fit together to form a circular bowl, possibly a mug.

    Our bungalow was built in about 1990 on agricultural land, so the mug could have been dropped by an agricultural worker.”

    Stepney off Beverley Road in Hull is the nearest Stepney I can find to South Cave and there was certainly a Methodist New Connexion chapel – in fact two, one after the other. The 1849 Zion chapel, forerunner to the chapel that would have existed in 1900, still stands. Coincidentally, it is on the corner of Cave Street.

    By Christopher HILL (09/09/2021)

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