Fosdyke Primitive Methodist chapel

Mill Lane, Fosdyke PE20 2BL

1861 Fosdyke Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1991

The Primitive Methodist society in Fosdyke and the Primitive Methodist chapel date from 1826.

The walls of the chapel were giving way by 1861 so they took it down and  rebuilt it.  They bought  20 yards of adjoining land from W Betts at the very reasonable price of a shilling. Preachers at the opening services included Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, the Revs. J. W.Matthews and J. Cholerton.

The rebuilt chapel measured 34′ x 19′, was lit by paraffin lamps and cost £95. They had only raised £26 and still owed money on the original chapel, so they did not meet the Connexional requirement to have raised one third of the cost of a new chapel. JT Neale describes the occasion in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

The chapel was further enlarged in 1936. It closed in 2010.

location: TF 314334


Primitive Methodist magazine February 1862 page 112


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  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:
    Ref. Meth/C/Fosdyke [Acc 2010/129:05].
    A colourful PM Sunday School Certificate dated 2nd Nov., 1910. It can be enlarged to view.

    By Ray & Marie ( Mr. & Mrs. Ella ). (17/08/2021)
  • Thanks for the information Sue. You can read a bit about Richard Abey here: an interesting gentleman!

    By Christopher Hill (10/06/2020)
  • Richard Abey was a primitive Methodist preacher on the Hull Circuit. His entry in his diary for May 21st 1826 says that today he opened a chapel in East Halton. The next day he returned to Hull

    By Sue Stacey (10/06/2020)
  • The walls of the first (1826) chapel gave way so they had to rebuild.  Details added from the Primitive Methodist magazine.

    By Christopher Hill (25/05/2018)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Previous posting re Training Certificates: /H/5/4, year 1910 to 1928.

    By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella) (16/12/2017)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. MLI91940: This has an history, but listed for Methodist Chapels. The text does state it was built has a Primitive Methodist Chapel but when quoting the inscription on the stone plaque it does not mention the word Primitive. However, there are photographs of the Chapel and if one is enlarged the first word on the plaque reads Primitive, the plaque now eroding.

    By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella) (12/12/2017)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. Meth/C/Fosdyke/H/5/6: Primitive Methodist Sunday School Union, Teacher Training Certificates (4 items), 1929-1931.

    By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella) (12/12/2017)

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