Goathland Primitive Methodist chapel

Goathland, WHITBY, YO22 5LX

Sometime in the 1950s Goathland PM Chapel is the single storey building with the arrow above the roof. Photo by kind permission of the shopkeeper in the newsagents just up from the chapel
former Goathland Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1992
Goathland PM Chapel in 2017 as a shop
Photo taken July 2017 by E & R Pearce

Goathland Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1861. The opening is described by Ebenezer Hall in the Primitive Methodist magazine. Celebrations started from September 3rd 1861 and included tea in a tent for  140 – twice. Opening preachers included Henry J. M’Cullock, Esq., J. C. Richardson, Esq. of York, Revs. E. Hall, J.Barnes, and Thomas Dearlove, of Pickering and Messrs. R. Vasey, S.Horner and E. Howarth.

The chapel cost £130 and seated 140.

It closed in 1969 and became a garage and shop.  On Google Street View in March 2009 the garage has gone and it is a coffee shop.


Primitive Methodist chapel November 1861 page 684-685


Comments about this page

  • The detail I’ve added from the 1861 Primitive Methodist magazine says that the chapel seated 140. On the page I had originally written that it seated 80 – but I don’t know where that number came from.  Must make sure I always give sources!

    By Christopher Hill (12/04/2018)
  • North Yorkshire Record Office, Northallerton:

    Ref. R/M/WH: Whitby Methodist Circuit Records, to include Whitby Primitive Methodist Circuit Records, 1916-1932/3, etc. Also Whitby Primitive Methodist Circuit Plans, 1904-1932.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (08/04/2018)

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