Doncaster; Balby Road Primitive Methodist chapel

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Photo:Balby Road Primitive Methodist chapel

Balby Road Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1998

former Balby Road DONCASTER Primitive Methodist chapel


By Christopher Hill

Balby Road Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1868.  At the time of Keith Guyler's photograph in 1998 was still active was closed in October 2008. On Google Street View in September 2014 it is not possible to see what it is used for, although it looks in need of love and attention.  It does however have a large white cross on the front.

There are pictures of the inside of the chapel, a choral performance and a Band of Hope banner on the Doncaster underbelly website.  At the time of closure it had a Compton Sonatina electronic organ.


Underbelly website accessed February 21st 2015


This page was added by Christopher Hill on 21/02/2015.
Comments about this page

I have very fond memories of this chapel; I used to worship here in the 1990s - I was the only person my age (I was a teenager at the time), the other members of the very small congregation were elderly. It had retained quite a few traditions from another era; the 1933 Methodist Hymn Book; a Christian Endeavour meeting (Wednesday nights), which I attended; a women's Bright Hour, still being called that (which, as a chap, I obviously didn't attend!); and of course, it used Iris crockery! I understand that the circuit sold the building after the chapel closed, and it is now on the market again, having stood empty for many years. I pass it every time I go into town from my parents' house, when I am visiting them in Doncaster. On another note, the sitcom Open All Hours was filmed in the streets behind the chapel, but it never featured in the series!  

By Owen Roberts
On 18/07/2017

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