Laneshaw Bridge Primitive Methodist Chapel

Carriers Row, Laneshawbridge, BB8 9AT

Laneshaw Bridge: return from the Primitive Methodist chapel to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship. Return no: 478 3 4 28
transcribed by David Tonks 2021
Laneshaw Bridge Primitive Methodist Chapel

John Hoyle, the manager, completed the return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in Laneshaw Bridge to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship.

The chapel was erected in 1836 and was used exclusively as a place of worship and Sunday school.  It held 350 people, all in free seats.

On Census Sunday there was no morning service, by 50 people attended service in the afternoon, which was the usual attendance, and 50 in the evening.  The society did not usually have an evening service.

141 scholars attended morning and afternoon Sunday school. Usually there was only an afternoon Sunday school.

On one internet site it says that the chapel was located on Carriers Row, but see the comment by Maggie Tee below.  On Street View in 2009 the Carriers Row building is  shown in residential use.

Grid Reference: SD 92305 40636

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  • The Primitive Methodist chapel was real: the trust was enrolled in 1836, just as John Hoyle mentions. He lived at Lane Head, to the north of the village. The chapel does not appear on the 1867 list of buildings registered for public worship. The Anglican church on Carriers Row seems to replace the infants’ school, from local newspaper reports in 1914: perhaps the infants’ school took over the site of the chapel? The problem we have, both in the public and Methodist records, is that beginnings are recorded, but not endings.

    By Philip Thornborow (27/12/2023)
  • Thanks for the information Maggie. The evidence on Ordnance Survey maps supports your correction. The building on Carriers Row is simply labelled “School” on Ordnance Survey maps of 1892 and 1910, but on the 1930 map it is labelled “St Andrew’s Church”. I’ve amended the wording on the page.

    The Methodist church on Keighley Road is the former Wesleyan chapel – so the question then becomes, where was the former Primitive Methodist chapel? I can’t see it on any of the OS maps I can access.

    By Christopher Hill (26/12/2023)
  • The Methodist Chapel is on Keighley Road. It was in use till 2015. The one on Carriers Row was St. Andrews, C of E church.

    By Maggie Tee (24/12/2023)

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