Zion Chapel was erected in 1823-4 on the summit of Lansdowne Hill, and therefore on the site of the medieval castle motte. It was a proprietory chapel established by the Reverend James Crabb, a lapsed Methodist minister. The 1851 religious census noted that the persons worshipping there have taken no distinctive name. Services were conducted according to the articles of the Church of England, but it was not part of the established church. After closing as a chapel it was used as a storehouse by a number of businesses. It was demolished after the Second World War. The site is now occupied by a block of flats.

Zion Chapel, Lansdowne Hill

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Photograph, 1941

see also

Crabb, James

Further reading:
Southampton Occasional Notes, by ‘Townsman’, p68-69. (HS/h)
Picture of Southampton (1849), by Philip Brannon, p22, 47 (HS/h)


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