Portland Churches, Buildings and Views


Methodist Chapel, Southwell - Portland

Extracted from Lilley's Map of Portland for 1892

1836. Wesleyan Chapel established at Southwell.*

A small Methodist Chapel is recorded as being in existence at Southwell since 1849, and according to JH Bettey's research shown in "The Island and Royal Manor of Portland," p 89, there was room for a congregation of about 103 in 1851. See the Underhill Wesleyan Methodist Church for the few details that exist for this chapel in 1905. *

* Portland Year Book for 1905

Southwell - looking east

The Eight Kings Public House, Southwell

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Paul Benyon