Laceby Caistor Road Primitive Methodist chapel

Caistor Road, Laceby DN37 7HZ

Laceby Caistor Road Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1996

Laceby Primitive Methodist society dates from 1837. A chapel measuring 36′ x 23′ was opened in 1838 when the society paid £21 for 100 sq.yards. Thanks were due to Mr Robert Markham for his unwearied exertions. Opening speakers included Messrs King, Speed, Knowles & FN Jersey, who described the opening in the Primitive Methodist magazine.  Does the building still exist?

The attendance at Primitive Methodist services in Laceby on Sunday 30th March 1851 was morning service 40, afternoon service 60, evening service 100.

The Caistor Road chapel in the picture was built in 1877. The 1878 Primitive Methodist magazine contains a note of the opening of the new Primitive Methodist chapel at Laceby in the Grimsby Second circuit. “Our old friend, Councillor Ellis of Grimsby bought some property in the place and at once offered an excellent site to the friends.” The property cost around £1,100 of which half had been raised.

The chapel served until 1955.  After closure it became a Youth Centre. Google Street View in 2010 shows it as the Scout HQ.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1839 page 134

Primitive Methodist magazine 1878 page 571

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  • Sorry to disappoint you about your great (x4) grandfather Jill, but the 1839 Primitive Methodist magazine report about points out that the society bought the land for £21, rather than him giving it.

    By Christopher Hill (11/05/2019)
  • The first Primitive Methodist Chapel was built in 1837 or 1839 in what is now known as ‘Old Chapel Road’. It seems to have been replaced by the later chapel in Caistor Road. The Chapel can be seen on the Tithe Map of 1840. The Tithe Award was drawn up on 19 June 1840, and the building (plot 19 on the map) was owned by the Trustees of the Primitive Methodists. If anyone is near Lincolnshire Archives, I believe there might be some records relating to the chapel, including the deeds and names of trustees, which would be fascinating to know. The Chapel was built in a corner of a paddock belonging to Robert Wilson, a farm labourer, who was my great (x4) grandfather.  I suspect he might have been a Primitive Methodist himself, and might have given the land for the chapel.

    By Jill Barber (01/01/2016)

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