Elloughton Primitive Methodist chapel

The foundation stone for Elloughton Primitive Methodist chapel was laid on September 30th 1866. C Storr gave land. Speakers were Rev T Whitehead (Scarborough) and G Storey (Crowle). Celebrations included tea for 300 which helped to raise £70 towards the overall cost.

I couldn’t find the chapel on the earliest OS map I have access to – 1890.  I wondered whether it was ever built. But then, in a later magazine I read about the opening.

Elloughton New Chapel Opening, North Cave Circuit. —

On Monday evening, July 15th (1867), the last of the opening services of the above chapel was held. It is nearly forty years since our first chapel was built in this village. How changed is the general aspect of the connexion since that time. Many who have toiled hard, denied themselves much, and endured great suffering to advance the interests of the connexion, have gone to their reward in heaven, Some  remain, wondering at what God has wrought. It was pleasing to see some of this class at the opening of our now chapel, who had warmly assisted at the erection of the first chapel ; and these old friends of the cause were not lamenting, supposing that the times had grown worse, but weeping for joy of heart for the great things which God had done for his cause.

The opening services have been very effective, while the sermons, &c., were good and spiritually profitable : the monetary proceeds were very satisfactory. The brethren who took a part in the opening services were the Revs. C. Kendall, J. T. Shepherd, J. Dawson, J. Wood, W. Harland, P. Rudd, W. Smith, and Messrs. J. Chambers, W. Locking, J. Robson, and F. B. Holmes, Esq.

While our friends have all manifested great liberality towards this erection, we feel under special obligation to our friends the ladies, for their toil and benevolence in getting up teas and the bazaar : the proceeds of their toil much exceed what was anticipated.

The whole income towards the building up to the present, in money, is :—Bazaar, £50 10s. ; public teas, £28 10s. ; public collections, £48 ; donations, £60— total, £187. Besides the above, the land and leadings have been given.

The chapel will seat more than 200 persons. We have a good school room under the elevation. Mr. Wright, of Hull, has been the architect. The design and execution of the work are highly creditable to those who have had to do with it. That the glory of the latter house may far exceed that of the former in saving influence and blessedness, is the earnest desire of the writer. D. Ingham.”


Primitive Methodist magazine December 1866 page 757

Primitive Methodist magazine September 1867 page 563

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