The first meetings of Methodists in Snodland are said to have been in 1873 in the open air, and then in the tiny house of James Rand (c.1842-1920) in Alma Place, Brook Street. The foundation stone of the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Malling Road was laid in November 1877 and the building opened the following year. In 1900 a Sunday School room was added at the rear. After the Methodists joined the Congregationalists in 1976 the building was sold and has since been used for a variety of commercial enterprises.
Content generated during research for the paperback book 'The Medway Valley: A Kent Landscape Transformed' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-600-7) for the England's Past for Everyone series