Waddingham Primitive Methodist chapel

Silver Street Waddingham DN21 4SJ

postcard belonging to Steven Wild
the 1865 Sunday school at Waddingham Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1996

The first Waddingham Primitive Methodist chapel dates from 1835.

This building was replaced by a new chapel on the same site in 1859 and a Sunday school added in 1865. The 1859 opening was described in the Primitive Methodist magazine by E Tyas, one of the preachers at the opening which started on 31st July 1859. Other speakers were J Garton (Hull) and A Beanland (Lincoln). Mr Hollingsworth supervised the work; Mrs Dawber was very generous in her donation. The chapel cost £177.

This chapel was demolished in 1992 because repairs were too costly and the former schoolroom was converted into a chapel.

The cross which hangs in the current chapel was made using timbers from the 1859 chapel.

It is still active in 2015


Primitive Methodist magazine November 1859 page 684


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  • Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln:

    Ref. Meth/C/Waddingham, Silver Street/D/1/2: Declaration of Trust, 11th July 1852, with copy Indenture (Title) 1860.

    Ref. Meth/C/Waddingham, Silver Street/D/1/1: Conveyance 20th Nov., 1835. Mention of William Clowes. Various PM Ministers.

    Ref. Meth/C/Waddingham. Silver Street/D/3/1: Certificate for Solemnization of Marriages, 1864.

    Ref. Meth/C/Waddingham, Silver Street/D/1/4: Acknowledgement of Deed by a Married Women: Sarah, wife of Elisha Howlett, in respect of Conveyance, 30th March 1865.

    Ref. Meth/C/Waddingham, Silver Street/E/4/1: Architectural Plans. There are others.

    Ref. Meth/C/Waddingham, Silver Street/A/1/11: Refister of Marriages 1914-1932, 1933-1975. Closed until 2060. There are also later Marriage Registers.

    Ref. Meth/C/Waddingham, Silver Street/E/3/2: Re-Installation of Organ (6 items) 1908. Cousans, Son & Co., of Lincoln. 

    Ref. Meth/C/Waddingham, Silver Street/D/2/1: Certificate of Registration of Worship, 1859.

    Ref. Meth/C/Waddingham, Silver Street/D/4/1: Ann Perkins, widow. List of Trustees mentioning Conveyance and New Trustees Appointed, 12th May 1859.

    Ref. MLI86912: PM Chapel, Silver Street, Waddingham: Photographs with short history.  

    Other Documents.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (21/03/2018)
  • Mrs Dawber was a generous donor when the chapel was built.  I’ve added information on the 1859 opening.

    By Christopher Hill (08/11/2017)

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