Gosberton Clough Primitive Methodist chapel

Clough Road Gosberton Clough PE11 4JN

Gosberton Clough PM Chapel showing the drain across the road
Gosberton Clough PM Church from across the drain.
Report of chapel renovation in 1913
Report of sale of Chapel in 1935
Marriage report for Walter Waring and Georgina Wood. They were to make their home in the re-conditioned chapel.

The Primitive Methodist magazine of 1835 contains an account by John Rich of the opening of Gooberton (sic) Clough Primitive Methodist chapel. As it is in the Boston circuit, it is likely that Gooberton is actually Gosberton; there has been a transcription error at some point in the printing process.

There were twenty members in the society and the new chapel was described as a “neat building well situated among the people.”

Opening services took place on 30/04/1835 and 03/05/1835 and were conducted by Rev W Margerum (Baptist), D Wilson, W Paddison and J Richards.

Although there is no obvious sign of the chapel any more, on the south side of Clough Road and just east of the bridge at Beck Bank, there is a group of four semi detached houses, probably built in the 1950s and bearing the name Primitive Gait. A Primitive Methodist chapel is marked there on Ordnance Survey maps from 1888 and is still there in 1932, but has gone by the 1973 map.

The Wesleyan chapel was across the bank, but further away along Beck Bank. This was also sold in 1935.  A new Methodist Chapel, the Century Church, was built on the opposite side  the drain.


Primitive Methodist magazine of 1835 page 393


Comments about this page

  • This page has been modified to add a couple of pictures of the chapel and some newspaper articles that provide additional information.

    By Geoff Dickinson (25/01/2022)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln has the following records relating to this chapel:

    Ref. MLI199244: Site of Primitive Methodist Chapel with School Room, Gosberton Clough, built 1835, closed 1932-5, later demolished.

    Cited on O. S. Maps 1884-8, 6 inch scale. Other ref. stated.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (04/12/2017)

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