Central Methodist Church

From Historical Hastings

The Central Methodist Church,( formerly Wesleyan Methodist Church ) Cambridge Road, Hastings. Designed by W.W. Pocock[1], this large Wesleyan Methodist church built in 1875 standing on a sloped corner site above the town centre.


A stone and ashlar built Early English Gothic Revival building with a tower at the southwest corner, the building cost £8,000.


It was eventually deregistered as a place of worship in June 1974 and fell into dilapidation after its closure that year and was demolished in June 1980. A block of flats now occupies the site.

Another local historian, however, has the following to say;

"...this property was bought from the Trustees of the Methodist Church’s by the local council for the purposes of road improvements in 1978, (but the road scheme never materialised) hence it was resold on again but not until 1985 to a developer, whereby the building had remained empty for the previous 7 years and prone to vandalism."[2]


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