Fadmoor Primitive Methodist chapel

Boonhill Road, Fadmoor YO62 7HA

Thanks to Susan Goodwill, Ryedale Methodist Circuit Archivist, for the information and pictures.

In ‘A History of Helmsley, Rievaulx and District’ by Members of the Helmsley & Area Group of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society edd J McDonnell, 1963 it states that on a Primitive Methodist plan for 1826, Fadmoor is listed (page 248) and it confirms the Chapel was built 1836 (page 249).

The 1856 Ordnance Survey map shows Fadmoor Primitive Methodist Chapel on Boonhill Road

The Helmsley property records books state that the chapel was leasehold and was sold on 6th February 1968.  Does anyone have a photograph of it?  Does the house currently on the site retain anything of the former chapel?

  • In the 1829 Return of Places of Worship not of the Church of England  there were 6 Ranters who met in the School House in Fadmoor, when John Trowsdale was the Constable.
  • On the 20th April 1836 Return Brian Holiday, Constable, stated there were no chapels in Fadmoor but that same year I have a poor copy that Isaac Dunning applied for a Dissenters Meeting House certificate dated 22 September 1836.
  • In the 1851 Return of Places of Public Religious Worship, there were 70 adults and 30 scholars worshipping in the afternoon and 130 adults for the evening service, Thomas Idle (Idal) was the Elder.

The Primitive Methodist Magazine of 1860 (page 124) tells us :”Our own people not having a chapel within three miles of the place … Died at Fadmoor , Helmsley Branch , Mrs. Ann RICHARDSON , on the 8th of June , 1859.”

Fadmoor Primitive Methodist chapel

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  • I’ve added pictures of the chapel provided by Pat Donnor

    By Christopher Hill (04/06/2023)

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