Belton, Providence Primitive Methodist Chapel, Churchtown
Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln has the following information about this chapel:
- Ref. Meth/C/Belton, Churchtown/C/3/1:
- Papers c.1871-1917 (5 items).
The first Primitive Methodist chapel at Churchtown was built in 1821. It was replaced by a new chapel in 1888 which closed in 1948.
The chapel was in the following circuits at the dates indicated:
- Scotter Primitive Methodist Circuit c.1821-1847
- Epworth Primitive Methodist Circuit 1847-1877
- Crowle Primitive Methodist Circuit 1877-1932
- Crowle Methodist Circuit 1932-1948
- Epworth and Crowle Methodist Circuit 1948
The 1941 Statistical return describes the building as brick built, seating 100 with no additional rooms. Interestingly, at that time, the chapel was in a different circuit to the nearby Belton Westgate Chapel.
See also the page on the Ellmer family who were associated with this chapel. This records that the chapel was extended circa 1837.