Blacker Hill Primitive Methodist chapel

Wentworth Rd Blacker Hill Barnsley S74 0RL

Robert Smith writes in the Primitive Methodist magazine about the laying of the foundation stone at Blacker Hill Primitive Methodist chapel in the Barnsley circuit. The stone was laid on December 12th 1859  by Martin Guest who gave the land, drew up the plans and supervised the building  of the chapel.

It was a cold damp day.

A tea meeting for 150 was held in Mr Barwick’s clubroom.

The Primitive Methodist chapel is located on the 1883 1:2,500 Ordnance Survey map on the eastern side of Wentworth Road to the south of Woodhead Drive. Google Street View in 2011 shows in the same location as an active Methodist church, which however is a modern building. In 2015 you could have bought the chapel building, complete with planning permission for one house, for £75,000.

There is a picture of  a memorial made from a window saved from the earlier chapel on the geograph website. The notes suggest the chapel was demolished in the 1990s.


Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine February 1860 page 117

 

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