Who were the Primitive Methodist architects?

A list of architects and the Primitive Methodist buildings they designed, in Yorkshire and some other counties

By Christopher Hill

This list has been compiled from information supplied by Colin Dews.

Early Primitive Methodist chapels were largely simple, small and pragmatically designed, but as the Connexion grew and became more confident, the buildings also grew. Architects reputations grew too. Some such as Joseph Wright of Hull designed a considerable portfolio of chapels.

More information on each chapel is available on the chapel's page on this site.  Architects are mentioned on other chapel pages too. 

This list is not intended to be complete, rather to be a starting point. In the attached document the information is also presented arranged by location as well as arranged by architect's name, as here.

architect

date

Chapel

County

B.Thompson & W.A Gelder

1894

Hull, Lambert Street

Yorks

Davidson & Bendle

1899

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland Street, Central

N’humb

Davidson & Phillipson, Newcastle & London

1905

Hammersmith, Dalling Road school and institute

London

F.N Penigell

 

Coniston

Yorks

F.S. Antliff & Sons

 

Alfreton, Watchorn Memorial

Derbys

F.W. Dixon

 

York, Monkgate, Petty Memorial

Yorks

George Baines & Son

 

Northampton, Park Avenue

N’hants

George Race

1887

Hamsterley

Durham

George Race

 

Middleton-in-Teesdale, Bourne

Durham

George Race

 

Toft Hill

Durham

George Race.

 

Butterknowle, South Side

Durham

H. Fippard

1865

(Great) Driffield Mill Street

Yorks

H. Ibbertson, Pocklington (said to be)

1820

Pocklington Chapmangate

Yorks

Howdill

1894-5

Swindon, Regent Street Sunday school

Wilts

Howdill & Howdill

1892

Bradford, Idle, Ebenezer Sunday school

Yorks

Howdill & Howdill

1895

Leeds, Cardigan Road. chapel

Yorks

Howdill & Howdill

1906

Swindon, Rodbourne Cheney

Wilts

J. Gibson, Malton

1885

Norton, Bethel

Yorks

J.C Petch, Scarborough

1901

Beverley, Norwood

Yorks

J.D. Mould

 

Irwell Vale

Lancs

J.D. Mould & S.D. Mould of Manchester

1897

Luton, Hightown

Beds

James Kerridge & Sons

1898

Luton, Mount Tabor, London Road

Beds

James Kerridge, Wisbech

 

Coal Aston

Derbys

James Kerridge, Wisbech

 

Leicester, Hinkley Road

Leics

James Simpson

1837

Leeds, Princes Field, Holbeck

Yorks

John Judson & Moore, Keighley

 

Farnhill

Yorks

John Wills

 

Chesterfield, Holywell Street

Derbys

John Wills (attributed)

 

Derby, Keddleston Street

Derbys

John Wills of Derby

 

Bucks Road

I of Man

John Wills

 

Crich Carr

Derbys

Joseph Smith

1891-3

Sheffield, Abbeydale

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1867-8

Beverley, Friday Market

Yorks

Joseph Wright

 

Bridlington, Burlington

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1873

(Great) Driffield George Street

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1871

Filey. Ebenezer

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1876

Hull, Sutton-on-Hull College Street

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1874

Leeds, Bramley Moriah, The Crescent

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1874

Leeds, Rehoboth, Park Lane new facade

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1858

Nafferton

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1870

North Cave

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1862

Patrington, Greenshaw Lane rebuilt

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1864

Tadcaster, Hillside

Yorks

Joseph Wright

1871

Garton-on-the-Wolds

Yorks

Joseph Wright

 

Barton-on-Humber

Lincs

Joseph Wright (stylistically)

1876/7

Rudston

Yorks

Joseph Wright (stylistically)

1872

South Cave

Yorks

Joseph Wright, then of Leeds

1861

Cottingham, King Street

Yorks

Kirk & Sons, Dewsbury

1874

Leeds, Hunslet, Joseph Street, Zion

Yorks

Mould & Porritt

1905

Luton, Mount Tabor, London Road: School

Beds

Rev. A.J. Noble (said to be)

 

Rudston

Yorks

Samuel Musgrave

1872

Hull, Samuel Hodge Memorial, Lincoln St

Yorks

Suttcliffe & Suttcliffe of Hebden Bridge (stylistically)

 

Mytholmroyd, Mount Zion

Yorks

T & W. Stone

 

Caledonian Road

London

T. Horrox

1878

Leeds, Bourne, Upper Accommodation Rd

Yorks

T.A. Buttery & L.S. Bird of Morley

1906

Leeds, Holdforth Street Salem, New Wortley school

Yorks

T.E. Davidson

c1903

Gateshead, Durham Road

Durham

T.E. Davidson

c1907

South Shields, Wenlock Road school

Durham

T.E. Davidson

1902

Amble, Percy Street

N’humb

T.E. Davidson & Son

 

Boldon Colliery, Ebenezer

Durham

T.E. Davidson & Son

1907

Ingleton

Durham

T.E. Davidson & Son

1902

South Shields, Baring Street

Durham

T.E. Davidson & Son

1902

South Shields, Glebe

Durham

T.E. Davidson & Son

1903

Winchester, Parchment Street

Hants

Thomas Howdill

1878

Bradford, Bowling, Rehoboth

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1882

Bradford, Dirkhill Road

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1879

Bradford, Manningham

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1888-9

Brighouse, Lane Head

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1882

Carlton Sunday school

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1878

Durkar, Providence, Crigglestone Road

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1890

Fishlake

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1876-7

Garforth,

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1876

Leeds, Armley, Ebenezer

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1885

Leeds, Cardigan Road, school

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1878

Leeds, Holdforth Street, Salem, New Wortley

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1885

Leeds, Princes Field, Holbeck porch

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1880s

Pickering, Potter Hill

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1874-9

Rothwell, Marsh Street

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

 

Stanley, Bottomboat

Yorks

Thomas Howdill

1895

Brownhills, architect, Mount Zion, High St

Staffs

Thomas Howdill of Leeds

1878-9

Skipton

Yorks

W. Hugill Dinsley of Chorley

 

Leeds, Harehills Avenue

Yorks

W. Petch

 

Little Driffield

Yorks

W. Petch

1852

Lockington (rebuilt

Yorks

W. Petch

1871

Lund

Yorks

W. Petch (attributed)

 

Watton

Yorks

W. Petch (possibly)

 

Beswick

Yorks

W.G. Smithson

1900 or 1910

Thornton-le-Dale

Yorks

W.G. Smithson

1902

Whitby, Church Street

Yorks

W.G. Smithson, Leeds

1907-8

Thorne, Centenary, South Parade

Yorks

W.G. Smithson, Leeds

1902

Market Weighton

Yorks

William Hill

1875

Leeds, Southfields, Wesley Road

Yorks

William Peachey

1879/80

York, Victoria Bar

Yorks

William Sissons

1849

Hull, Great Thornton Street

Yorks

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