Appleton Primitive Methodist chapel

Baker Street, Appleton Wiske

Appleton Primitive Methodist chapel

In July 1833 Appleton in the Brompton circuit had a society of 11 members who were renting a small chapel. A revival in the Summer of 1833 increased the membership to 50 and they decided to build.

The opening of Appleton Primitive Methodist chapel took place on September 14th 1834. Preachers at the opening were Mr Snowden and William Towler.

When I added this page I wasn’t sure where Appleton was; there are at least three in North Yorkshire.  Thanks to Pat Donnor for identifying it as Appleton Wiske.  The 1894 Ordnance Survey map shows a Primitive Methodist chapel on what was then Back Street and is now Baker Street.  Street View shows a building in residential use on the site.  Although it is rendered, there is a small stone tablet.  It’s not clear to read (and Street View has only been there once!)  but it could well confirm this was the Primitive Methodist building.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1835 page 312

Comments about this page

  • Thanks for identifying this chapel as Appleton Wiske Pat. I have amended the text and added a map. Should you get the chance to visit in due course it would be good to confirm what the tablet says.
    And if it is the Prim Chapel, to add a picture.

    By Christopher Hill (07/04/2020)
  • I believe that the Appleton mentioned is definitely likely to be Appleton Wiske which is near Brompton (just north of Northallerton) North Yorkshire. I’ve checked on the OS map of approximately 1890 and Appleton does have a Primitive Chapel at this date. Appleton Le Moors and Appleton Le Street do not and in any case if they did have a PM chapel they would be in either the Malton or the Pickering circuits. I happen to live near Pickering N. Yorkshire.

    By Pat Donnor (06/04/2020)

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