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Greenbank Road Primitive Methodist Church

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Date: 1879 to 1965
Location: Darlington, County Durham, England, United Kingdommap
Surname/tag: Wedgewood
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Greenbank Road Primitive Methodist Church was located on the junction of Greenbank Road and Woodland Road in Darlington, County Durham, England, United Kingdom.[1]

In 1875, Rev. Hugh Gilmore came to the Darlington circuit and embarked on a project to replace the chapel on Queen Street with a larger one. A debt of £300 was cleared, then a site of 1,117 sq. yards on the Greenbank Estate was bought at £1 per sq. yard. The purchase took some time, starting with only £100 in hand. When completed, the top soil was removed by volunteer effort.[2]

By 1878 the foundation stone of the new chapel had been laid. On 2 October 1879, Rev. Gilmore preached the first sermon in the new Greenbank chapel. The cost of the building was £6,150. £400 was spent on a new organ a few years later. Various improvements and additions brought the total cost of the premises to about £9,600.[2]

It closed in 1965 after amalgamating with Bondgate Methodist Church. The building has since been demolished and replaced with an office block (as of 2021).[1]

A picture of the church in its heyday is viewable on Pinterest, here.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Keys to the Past website, article Greenbank Road Primitive Methodist Church, Darlington (Darlington), as of November 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weatherill, Rev. G. W.; The Story of Darlington Methodism: 1753–1953; pub. 1953 by Wm. Dresser & Sons, Ltd., Crown Street, Darlington; pp. 47–48.
  3. Copy with Alan J. White on iMac at Users⁩ ▸ ⁨alan⁩ ▸ ⁨People⁩ ▸ ⁨Genealogy⁩ ▸ ⁨Images⁩ ▸ ⁨"Greenbank Primitive Methodist Church.jpg" (as of November 2021).

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