The 1850 Primitive Methodist magazine contains an account by Edward Barrass of a re-opening of the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Hutton after it had been enlarged because of growing Sunday evening congregations. It re-opened on June 2nd 1850 with services by Mr Lupton and a subsequent tea meeting – the first to be held by the society. Other speakers included Messrs Seymour, Spoor, Barrass and Kendall. The changes cost £11.
The society was thriving and they anticipated further expansion would be needed soon.
Associated with the expansion was the establishment of a library in connection with the chapel.
There is the slight difficulty as to where Hutton is. I have located it in County Durham because of the location of the two ministers. Rev Barrass was based in the Stockton circuit in 1850 and Rev Lupton was based in Darlington. There is a Hutton south was of Guisborough: was that it?