Dewsbury Primitive Methodist chapel

where was it?

By Christopher Hill

In the Primitive Methodist magazine of February 1851, John Bedford, the Steward, and T. Broadbent give an account of the opening of Dewsbury Primitive Methodist chapel in 1850.  

Although the Daw Green chapel was only 3/4 mile away, a base was desired in Dewsbury itself.  The new chapel was built of stone; it measured 33' x 33' and was 21.5' from floor to ceiling.  There was room at the back of the site for expansion. It seated 200 people and boasted gass (sic) lighting.

I'm not sure where it was located; the magazine article simply wasy it was "on the north-east side of the town.".  The Ordnance Survey map of 1851 shows a Bethel chapel on Crackenedge Road, but I cannot find it in later maps.  Was that it?


Primitive Methodist magazine February 1851 pp 112-113


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