In the early 19th century there were several splits within the Methodist Movement. Primitive Methodism originated in an All Day of Prayer held at Mow Cop, Staffordshire on 31 May 1807. In 1811 the 'Camp Meeting Methodists' and the 'Clowesites', led by Hugh Bourne and William Clowes respectively, joined to form the Primitive Methodists. In 1932 the Wesleyan Methodists, the Primitive Methodists and the United Methodists came together in the Methodist Union. This led to the congregations of Swannington's Wesleyan and Primitive chapels uniting and meeting at the Wesleyan Chapel. The Primitive Methodist Chapel was used by a number of businesses and has since been converted into two apartments.
There is not any 1911 census information as the property was a chapel and did not have any residents.