Bradley Primitive Methodist Chapel Skipton Road Low Bradley West Yorkshire

This stone chapel was built in 1897

In the 1851 Census of Religious Worship Bradley appears to have had a Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1835. It was known as South Brook Chapel. The entry in the census was submitted by Abraham Gill, Class Leader and Local Preacher.

The chapel in the photos was built in 1897. It is unlikely that at that time the plaque would have said Methodist Church. If you look more closely we think it has been altered.

In 2013 this chapel is still open for worship

Photos taken November 2013

OS Map Ref:104:SE004485

(CH 05/2017)

There is an account by William Lea of the opening of a previous Low Bradley Primitive Methodist chapel on 19th and 20th July 1835. Preachers were R Kaye, Rev Marsh (Baptist minister) and Rev Gibbs (Independent minister). The “very neat and comfortable chapel” measured  30’4″ wide by 33’3″ long and 27′ high. It had a gallery.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1836 p.64


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  • Hello

    The chapel became the centre for Methodist worship after the Wesleyans and Primitives joined forces. This was the Prim chapel. The Wesleyan chapel was bought by the Anglican s and became a church.

    I have fond memories of the fellowship found here. Though not a christian I was made most welcome. My wife Jan was the organist hereand my children Rachael and Matthew were christened here.  

    Very genuine and kind people here. Wonderful singing in fou part harmony.

    Thank you all.

    Bob Thomas 1991 to 1995 Sunnyroyd. 

    By R Thomas (19/03/2016)

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