1881 – New Wesleyan Chapel, Surbiton Hill, London

Architect: Charles Bell


A fine non-conformist Wesleyan Chapel opened in 1882. Red brick with Bath stone windows and dressings designed in the early Gothic style. Open pine roof, trusses and gallery supported on iron columns. Now home to Surbiton Hill Methodist Church.

“This chapel is one of the ten to which the late Sir F. Lycett gave an extra sum of £500 if erected this year. It will occupy a fine site on Surbiton-hill in the main road. The materials are best red bricks and Bath stone, and the roofs of slate.. 1 The chapel only will be built at present, space being left behind it for schools. 1,000 sittings are provided, 660 on ground-floor, 330 in galleries. The tower and spire are about 120ft. high. The works will be begun at once. Mr.. Charles Bell, F.R.I.B.A., Dashwood House, 9, New Broad-street, is the architect. The cost is a little over £5,000.” Perspective view & ground plan published in The Building News, May 13th 1881.

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