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C20 Churches

Methodist Central Hall

Monument typeMethodist Chapel
Listing gradeNL


Firm: Gunton and Gunton


Date begun1926
Date completed1927


270-276 Mare Street
E8 3QE

Local authorityHackney



Additional notes

Originally built for the Methodist Central Mission. Closed and refurbished between 1997 and 2001, together with the adjacent central library which forms the corner, to make the Ocean Music Venue which continued until c.2005. In 2011 the building reopened as the Hackney Picturehouse.

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