Garton-on-the-Wolds Primitive Methodist Chapel East Yorkshire

This Chapel was built and opened in 1871

Elaine and Richard Pearce 2009
Elaine and Richard Pearce 2009
Elaine and Richard Pearce 2009
1871 Garton-on-the-Wolds Primitive Methodist Chapel as it was in 1999. The chapel originally dates from 1824 and closed in 1954. It became a workshop in 1989
Keith Guyler 1999
former Garton on the Wolds Primitive Methodist chapel - still standing in 2019
David Young April 2019

Garton-on-the-Wolds is three miles from Driffield. The Chapel was built in 1871 at the cost of £478. It is not known when it closed, but probably in the 1950’s. At some time it was converted into a workshop and was used for this purpose until the late 1999’s or early 2000’s.

In 2009 the chapel building was for sale as ‘developement land with planning permission for 5 dwellings’. Sadly, in 2013 the chapel building was still for sale, even with the same for sale notice board.

Photos taken August 2009.

OS Map ref:106:SE984594

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  • T Newsome writes in the Primitive Methodist magazine of February 1872 (pages 122 and 123) of the opening of the chapel.

    A plot of land at the side of the previous chapel was leased from Sir Tatton Sykes of Sledmere. The opening services concluded on October 10th 1871. The preachers included Revs J Shepherd, J Dawson, W Whitby, T Waumsley, Messrs J Wright, W Major, G Denney, , B Cooper, G Bullock, R Barr and D Railton.

    The new chapel seated 220 and had a school room underneath. It even boasted a large copper for tea meetings. The cost was £450 of which £250 was raised by the opening. Donors included J Atkinson, F Knaggs, Miss Railton and Mrs Jefferson. Mr W Brown did much of the work.

    By Christopher Hill (14/02/2019)
  • The chapel was opened 10 October 1871 and the  architect Joseph Wright

    By Colin Dews (02/03/2018)

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