Saxilby Primitive Methodist chapels

Chapel Yard and High Street Saxilby

Saxilby United Methodist Free chapel - mistakenly identified at first as the Primitive Methodist chapel.
Keith Guyler

Saxilby Primitive Methodists purchased 1852 their first chapel second hand from the Wesleyan Methodists. It had been built in 1811 in Chapel Yard, off the High Street opposite to The Sidings/Station Approach.

They found a replacement at the southern end of High Street. A West Lindsey District Council guided walk sheet tells us that this new home was built by the Free Methodists in 1851, but was extended by the Primitive Methodists in 1875. The 1875 chapel served until 1944  but subsequently it was demolished and a fire station built on the site.

location (first chapel): SK 893 754

location (1875 chapel): SK 893 752 - High Street, Saxilby, LN1 2LN

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  • Thanks for the correction and additional information Jenny. I have now added the chapel and the photograph to our partner My United Methodists website here.

    By Christopher Hill (03/04/2021)
  • This photograph is not of the Primitive chapel in the village, which was to be found further down the High Street, but of what was the United Methodist Free church built in 1881. Before that there had been a Reform/Free chapel on the site from 1851.
    The Primitive chapel in Saxilby was on the site now occupied by the local fire service.
    There was also a Wesleyan chapel at the top end of the High Street, opened in 1839 as a centenary chapel, but closed in 1940 when all three denominations united and built a new chapel. This chapel has now been sold (March 2021) to the Plymouth Brethren.

    By Jenny Scott (02/04/2021)
  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. Meth/C/Saxilby, P (Primitive)/D/1/1: 2 items, years 1874-1876. Solicitor’s Account and Receipt re Conveyance of Chapel Site.

    Ref. Meth/C/Saxilby, P /C/1: Minutes.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (15/03/2018)
  • Thanks for the corrections David.  I’ve amended the above description in the light of your information. Let us know if more information comes to light.

    By Christopher Hill (22/02/2017)
  • Thank you for this, the Methodist chapel history of Saxilby is not always straightforward. The first P.M. chapel bought in 1852, that previously used by the Wesleyans was in Chapel yard, opposite the road now called Station Approach- it was a road called The Sidings. This chapel was not at the junction of High Street, and Sykes Lane.

    It is understood that this no longer exists.

    The photograph above in the original listing, is the of the United Methodist Free chapel, and has recently had a blue plaque affixed to it to state this fact. It is near to Chapel Yard, but a different site.


    By David Leese (21/02/2017)

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