Danby, Yorkshire, Primitive Methodist Chapel

Ainthorpe Lane, Danby YO21 2JN

former remnants of former Danby Primitive Methodist chapel at Toad hole
Pat Donnor November 2022
remnants of former Danby Primitive Methodist chapel at Toad hole
Pat Donnor November 2022
remnants of former Danby Primitive Methodist chapel at Toad hole
Pat Donnor November 2022
Danby Primitive Methodist chapel on the 1911 Ordnance Survey map.
CC-BY Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

Danby Primitive Methodist Chapel (North Yorkshire)

On the OS 25″ 1841 map (© NLS) at 54.46406 -0.90984

There is still a building at that location, just off Ainthorpe Lane.  From Google Street View it looks to be a converted chapel. .

Danby also has an old Wesleyan Chapel, this has been converted to a holiday let.

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  • Another piece of the jigsaw is that there was a Primitive Methodist congregation in Danby in 1851. Rev. Samuel Jones (of the Whitby Circuit) submitted a return for the Religious census, claiming that the building had been erected in 1810, and that they had had an evening service on 30 March attended by 40. (H.O. 129/539/47). But where in Danby? There are two PM chapels registered before 1867 in the parish, Castleton and Houlsyke, and as both of those have entries on this site , by elimination it must be on or near this building, in Danby Dale End.

    The 1844 preaching plan for the Whitby Circuit, which may be viewed at https://www.myprimitivemethodists.org.uk/content/objects/circuit_plans/w/whitby_circuit_primitive_methodist_preaching_plan
    tells us that the chapel Samuel Jones described was at Danby End.

    By Philip Thornborow (11/12/2023)
  • I’ve added pictures of the former chapel provided by Pat Donnor. Pat says that a neighbour confirmed the building had been a Chapel. It is difficult to say what is new and what is old, particularly because the building is surrounded by trees.

    Grid ref: X470755 Y508176

    The Chapel must have closed before the 1940s as it does not appear in the Methodist Statistical Returns.

    By Christopher Hill (10/12/2023)

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