Fosdyke Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:1861 Fosdyke Primitive Methodist chapel

1861 Fosdyke Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1991

location of Fosdyke Primitive Methodist chapel

Mill Lane, Fosdyke PE20 2BL

By Christopher Hill

The Primitive Methodist society in Fosdyke and the Primitive Methodist chapel date from 1826.

The walls of the chapel were giving way by 1861 so they took it down and  rebuilt it.  They bought  20 yards of adjoining land from W Betts at the very reasonable price of a shilling. Preachers at the opening services included Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, the Revs. J. W.Matthews and J. Cholerton.

The rebuilt chapel measured 34' x 19', was lit by paraffin lamps and cost £95. They had only raised £26 and still owed money on the original chapel, so they did not meet the Connexional requirement to have raised one third of the cost of a new chapel. JT Neale describes the occasion in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

The chapel was further enlarged in 1936. It closed in 2010.

location: TF 314334


Primitive Methodist magazine February 1862 page 112


This page was added by Christopher Hill on 06/10/2015.
Comments about this page

Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

Ref. MLI91940: This has an history, but listed for Methodist Chapels. The text does state it was built has a Primitive Methodist Chapel but when quoting the inscription on the stone plaque it does not mention the word Primitive. However, there are photographs of the Chapel and if one is enlarged the first word on the plaque reads Primitive, the plaque now eroding.

By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella)
On 12/12/2017

Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

Ref. Meth/C/Fosdyke/H/5/6: Primitive Methodist Sunday School Union, Teacher Training Certificates (4 items), 1929-1931.

By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella)
On 13/12/2017

Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

Previous posting re Training Certificates: /H/5/4, year 1910 to 1928.

By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella)
On 18/12/2017

The walls of the first (1826) chapel gave way so they had to rebuild.  Details added from the Primitive Methodist magazine.

By Christopher Hill
On 25/05/2018