Retford Primitive Methodist chapel

approximate location of the former Retford Primitive Methodist chapel

Carolgate, Retford

By Christopher Hill

Retford Primitive Methodist chapel in the Retford branch of the Scotter circuit was opened in February 1841. The new chapel was a former theatre purchased for £425 and converted for a further £135. 

Preachers at the opening included William Antliff, William Garner and Mrs. Longmires. The occasion is reported in the Primitive Methodist magazine by I Broadbent, transcribed in the attached document.

It stood on Carolgate, in the centre of Retford.

It is still there on the 1920 Ordnance Survey 1:2,500 map labelled Methodist Ch, but has disappeared by the 1966 map.


Primitive Methodist magazine December 1841 page 454-455



Opening of Retford chapel
Opening of Retford chapel (79k)
Primitive Methodist magazine 1841 p 454-455 transcribed by David Tonks

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