Calton Primitive Methodist chapel, York Circuit

By Christopher Hill

The Primitive Methodist for February 1857 contains an account by Robert Smith of the opening of Calton Primitive Methodist chapel.  Calton was a small village some nine miles east of York. In 1850 it was missioned by brothers J Dodsworth and W Bennett and a society formed. A small freehold cottage was bought in summer of 1856 and the foundation stone for the chapel was laid on September 17th 1856  by brother J Meek, then Lord Mayor of York.  He also contributed £5.

It was opened on November 7th, 9th and 12th by bothers W Bennet of Easingwold, J Ratcliffe of Pocklington and R Tanfield of Malton. The overall cost was £100 of which half had been raised.

I cannot find the chapel on the 1894 Ordnance Survey map.


Primitive Methodist February 1857 pp. 109-110


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