Gomersal Primitive Methodist chapel


The Primitive Methodist magazine of February 1851 contains an account by T Broadbent of the opening of Gomersal Primitive Methodist chapel in August 1850.

The town had been missioned from around 1840 but without a fixed meeting place for services.  A new chapel was planned and built; it was 36′ x 28.5′ and the ceiling was 15′ high. It had gas lights and was heated by a stove in the middle.

On the Ordnance Survey map of 1894 a Primitive Methodist chapel is shown on Moor Lane opposite the turning to Queen Street. Is this the 1850 chapel?  On Google Street View in June 2015 in the location stands Chapel Cottage.  It has a newer front, but the building behind is considerably older.  Is any of Chapel Cottage part of the 1850 chapel?


Primitive Methodist magazine February 1851 pp 113-114


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  • Gomersal, Bethel, Moor Lane: The society was established c.1821 and a chapel built in 1850, a Sunday school being added in 1870.  All was replaced in 1872.  Closed in 1964, it is thought that the premises have now been demolished.

    By Colin Dews (02/03/2018)

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