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My 3 great Grandfather Jesse Quinton was a Methodist Preacher in 1881 but this is the church that he married in to Anna Churchyard(his first wife)
Hi Hannah My name is Helen and the picture of Richard and his family was on the wall of my grandmothers house. I would love to hear from you. I still have both of these pictures. Would really love to hear from you Hannah. Helen
The chapel is a Listed Building and the English Heritage website adds that ” A blank recess between the windows formerly held a stone date plaque, inscribed ‘Primitive Methodist Chapel Erected AD 1771. Rebuild AD 1849′”.
Buried at Pontefract Cemetery with his wife Mary and son Richard.
Nothing is visible above ground.
The site appears to be /between/ the carriageways of the A66.
Thanks for the information. I have added a map to the page. There is a house on the site on Street View in 2016
Thanks Kenneth for the detail that the picture shows the later 1912 Primitive Methodist chapel.
The Primitive Methodist Chapel is clearly shown on old Ordnance Survey Maps at Mud Row (Warden Road). Interestingly, a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel is also shown on a separate site at Mud Row, nearer the Wheatsheaf Public House on an earlier Ordnance Survey Map.
WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 19 June 1880, page 1. “TO BUILDERS, CONTRACTORS, &C. PERSONS willing to TENDER for a NEW PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL at HOPTON BANK, CLEE HILL, may see Plans and Specifications at Mr. GEORGE HINTON’S, Hopton Bank …”. —————————— WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 14 August 1880, page 5. “HOPTON BANK, CLEE HILL. LAYING MEMORIAL STONES OF NEW CHAPEL. On Thursday last, the memorial stones of a new Primitive Methodist Chapel were laid in the presence of a large concourse of spectators. The new building, which will be of Gothic design, is to be constructed so as to seat 300 persons and the estimated cost of erection, &c. will be over £400. The builder is Mr. R. Carless, of Hopton. The building will be of red brick, with blue brick dressings. Three o’clock was the time appointed for the commencement of the proceedings, and shortly after that time the 706th hymn was sung, prayer offered, and a portion of Scripture read … a valedictory address was delivered by Rev. S. Sanders, of Ludlow. Rev. J. Pickwell then called on Mr. T. Roberts, mayor of Ludlow, to lay the first stone, and presented his worship with a handsome mallet and a massive silver trowel with suitable inscription thereon [there follows a list of stone-layers & their donations] … A tea meeting was held in a large marquee in a field adjoining the chapel … A public meeting was afterwards held … and addresses were delivered by the circuit ministers and others. The proceedings were much enlivered by the singing of the Hopton Bank Choir, and the performance at intervals, of appropriate selections of sacred music by Mr. B. Martin’s Excelsior Brass Band.” ——————————
WELLINGTON JOURNAL, 8 July 1882, page 5. “HOPE [Stanton Lacy parish]. NEW PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL. On Thursday this newly erected chapel was opened for worship. The dedicatory sermon was preached by Rev. H. Margetts, Wrexham, at two o’clock in the afternoon; at four a public tea meeting took place, and at six, a platform meeting, when addresses were delivered by Revs. J. Biggs, W. Coombes, B.D., R. Owen, F. S. Kirkness, J. Taylor, H. Margetts, and W. Howlett (the newly-appointed minister). The chair was occupied by Councillor J. Hine, Ludlow. Collections were made at the close of the services in aid of the funds.”
The one in the picture is the more recent one built in 1912 and not the primitive one.
Did you make any progress in finding out about the owner?
I live close to it and am also interested in restoring it.
I’ve added the Return to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship for Lowton Primitive Methodist chapel. It confirms that the chapel was built in 1842. It seated 320 and average afternoon attendance was 200. 160 children attended the morning Sunday school. The return was completed by John Unsworth, hand loom weaver.
I was born in North Cave and christened at the chapel in Chuch Street. When the chapels merged we carried the baptism roll over to the Chapel in Westgate. They were on the wall in the Sunday school room. I was married at the Chapel in August 1974. I didn’t know until recently that the Chapel had been made into homes. I would be interested to know if the baptism rolls had been saved and if so would it be able to get a photo of them. Kind Regards R. Wall.
The chapel became unused in 1934 and was sold by the church trustees to a local landowner. The chapel and cottage at the rear were turned into one residence in 1985, no longer an artists studio, the chapel has been used as a reception room since around 2005. Although documents exist recording the legal transactions of the property for many years, my research has found no details about its ecumenical history, it is not mentioned in any directories held at the Englesea Brook museum.
The Primitive Methodist Chapel in Flaxfield Road was on the south side of the road. Some time after the 1901 move to the new Sarum Hill chapel, the former chapel was acquired by the Dellafera family, who owned the lodging house, and much of the property at the east end of Flaxfield Road. Antonio Dellafera opened his antique business in a lean-to shop built on the front in 1922. He moved to New Street House in 1929, and at some point the shop became the M&M flower shop, and the chapel itself became a bingo hall. It suffered structural failure in 2006, and was demolished.
I’ve added the return from Hesketh Primitive Methodist chapel to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship. It reports on the chapel built in 1843. The return was submitted by the Steward, Peter Cookson who was a farmer.
It appears that there was an earlier chapel to the two pictured here. I’ve added a transcript of the Return to the 1851 Census of Public Religious Worship. Thomas Abbott, the steward who completed the Return, dates the earlier chapel from 1847. It accommodated 100 people and on Census Sunday the afternoon attendance was 37 worshippers with 39 children in the Sunday school.
I lived as a child in the house just out of picture left of the chapel from 1950-1958. I slept in the attic. There were only 3 houses left on this side of Charles St, the others having been destroyed or badly damaged during the war. I do not remember the chapel having a porch, it was used as a photographic development workshop I believe. I have been curious about the age of the house, I see the chapel was built in 1870, presumably the houses were likewise.
The picture shows the chapel at the corner of Park Road and Kirk Street in the south-east of Blackhill – noticed elsewhere on this site.
(The house in the foreground with a shop on the ground floor is still there, as is the large building, then a public house, in the background)
Sorry Janice but we don’t. It would be really good to add one to the page if you can track one down!
Do you have any photographs of Broom Green Chapel?
Thanks for locating the chapel; I’ve added the location map.
It appears in circuit 1057 in the 1940 list as Kelloe (High Raisby)
It was at NZ 3440 3571 https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/434394/535710/12/100615
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