Great Hale Primitive Methodist chapel

Chapel Lane, Great Hale NG34 9LW

1906 Great Hale Wesleyan Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1995

Great Hale Primitive Methodist chapel dates from 1851. It was originally a house when first used. It was known as Bourne – Clowes.

It closed in 1963.

There was also a Wesleyan Methodist chapel in Great Hale, enlarged in 1906

location: 150427

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  • Thanks for the information Chris; the story lives on!

    By Christopher Hill (17/02/2020)
  • I have a book “Epping Forest” by Henry Hawkins inscribed:
    “Presented to Lily Ward from the Primitive Methodist Sunday School Great Hale Christmas 1900”

    (and other items of the period).

    Lily married Fred Barber (son of Charles Barber of Langriville). She was my grandmother.

    By Chris Allard (14/02/2020)
  •  On a 25″ O.S. Map 1905  for Chapel Lane, Great Hale, Chapel cited has such “Meth. Chap. (Prim)”.

    The Wesleyan Chapel is further south west of the village.

    Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. Meth/C/Great Hale, Chapel Lane/D/1/1: Copy Conveyance 1850 (of 1833), a freehold message, farm and lands at Great Hale.

    Ref. Meth/C/Great Hale, Chapel Lane/D/1/2: Copy Conveyance 20th century (of 1877), includes W.J.Brownman of New Sleaford, Primitive Methodist Superintendent Preacher. Also included list of Trustees year 1904. 

    Other documents.


    Donington PM Circuit 1851-1861. Sleaford PM Circuit 1861-1932.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (27/01/2018)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    The Sleaford Circuit Primitive Methodist Preaching Plans post-1861 should include the PM Chapel in Great Hale.

    Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Preaching Plans:

    Ref. Meth/B/Sleaford P/H/9, year 1883.

    Ref. Meth/B/Sleaford P/H/10, 1904/5.

    Ref. Meth/B/Sleaford P/H/11: 1911-1920.

    Ref. Meth/B/Sleaford P/H/12: 1920/1, 1927-1929.

    Ref. Meth/B/Sleaford P/H/13: 1930-1932.

    To read some gleaming’s of what Preaching Plans contain, go to Lincolnshire Chapels, Cumberworth.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (27/01/2018)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. Meth/C/Great Hale, Chapel Lane/I/4/1: Lincoln District Christian Endeavour Union Rally, 1938.

    Ref. 4-BM/11/?: some Lincolnshire Property Deeds, to include Great Hale (to be checked by interested parties). 

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (27/01/2018)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. MLI89935: 3 Photographs of former Primitive Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane, Great Hale. Alterations in 1906, year 1906 on arched ashlar stone over front door. Stone plaque date 1851 on the west gable. Closed 1963, now a home.

    Ref. Meth/C/Great Hale, Chapel Lane/C/3/1: Covering letter re Solemnization of Marriages, year 1920. 

    Ref. Meth/C/Great Hale, Chapel Lane/A/1/11: Register of Marriages, 1937-1962 (Closed until year 2047).

    Ref. Meth/C/Great Hale, Chapel Lane/D/2/1: Covering letter concerning Certificate of Registration of Place of Worship, 1919.

    Ref. Meth/C/Great Hale, Chapel Lane/D/1/3: Equitable Mortgage Deed, 1912.

    Other documents to be listed soon.

    Genuki website for Great Hale has a picture of the PM Chapel, it showing date of alterations in 1906, but not the side 1851 plaque.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (26/01/2018)
  • Thanks for correcting this Beverley – it’s easy to get it wrong. I’ll amend the page. I think the 1906 date for chapel enlargement does not relate to the Primitive Methodist chapel but comes from the original label on the Wesleyan chapel picture.

    A photograph of the correct chapel would be great. Please email it to:

    Best wishes

    By Christopher Hill (28/01/2017)
  • The photo is of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in great Hale. We live next to it on Church walk. The primitive chapel is in Chapel Lane and is also now A house. I could e mail you a photo if it would help and of so let me know where to send.

    best wishes Beverley Stark

    By Beverley Stark (27/01/2017)

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