Bardney Primitive Methodist chapel

Wragby Road Bardney LN3 5XR

1858 Bardney Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1996

Bardney is west of Horncastle and in the mid nineteenth century had a population of around 1,400. Bardney Primitive Methodist chapel, in Wragby Road, dates from 1858. Its opening is described in the Primitive Methodist magazine by A Johnson.

A small society existed between 1840 and 1848 and was revived in late 1857 when Isaac Hickson moved from to Bardney from Stixwold. When numbers grew a chapel measuring 36′ long x 22′ wide and fully boarded throughout was built. It accommodated 180 and cost £160 of which they had raised nearly £40.

It opened from September 26th 1858 with services, a love feast and public tea. Preachers were Mr Whitehouse of London, A Johnson and Brothers Hickson, West, Walter, Prestwood, and Atkin.

After Methodist union in 1932 it was empty and unused until 1944 when it was damaged by a Lancaster crash during the Second World War. It was sold by 1947 and was used as a barn for over 20 years.  In 1971 it became in turn Sharon Pentecostal Church and in 1975 a Salvation Army Citadel.

At the time of Keith Guyler’s photograph in 1996 although it still carried Salvation Army signage it was for sale. The building was converted to a private dwelling in 1998.

Further information about the Trustees and local preachers are on the Bardney Village History website.

location: 123698


Bardney Village History website accessed October 2nd 2015

Primitive Methodist magazine 1859 p.43

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  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln contains the following records:

    Bardney, Wragby Rd., Primitive Methodist Chapel, built 1858.

    Ref. ML187194: Photo of PM Chapel, Bardney, plaque date 1858.

    Ref. Meth/C/Bardney, Wragby Rd.,/C: Primitive Methodist. Trust & Committees. 

    Ref. Meth/C/Bardney, Wragby Rd. /1: Organisations, Groups, Events & Services. 

    Ref. Meth/C/Bardney, Wragby Rd.,/E: Chapel & Sunday School (Primitive Methodist), building, repairs and sale.

    Ref. Meth/C/Bardney, Wragby Rd./C/1/5: Band of Hope & Temperance League, annual report forms, year 1920.

    Ref. Meth/C/Bardney, Wragby Rd./E/7/1: Solicitor’s Accounts re sale of Chapel, year 1945.

    Kind regards,

    Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella), in Cumberworth, Lincs.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (28/11/2017)

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