Greetland Lindwell Primitive Methodist chapel

Lindwell Primitive Methodist Church, Greetland
provided by Michael Guy

In the September 1858 Primitive Methodist magazine we are told that Greetland Primitive Methodist chapel was not big enough for the number in the Sunday school so they moved a wall several feet back.

The 1897 magazine reports the chapel at Greetlands undergoing extensive alterations expected to cost around £800 of which they had raised around half.

This was possibly the Lindwell chapel on The Carriage Drive.  On Google Street View in June 2015 it is still recognisable as a chapel but in the process of conversion.

Thanks to Michael Guy for providing the photograph.


Primitive Methodist magazine September 1858 page 562

Primitive Methodist magazine 1897 page 235


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  • I think my earlier comments about Greetland Primitive church refer to Crosshills Primitive Methodist church Greetland. This is nearer to Thomas Wood’s home in Rochdale Rd, Greetland. The info was provided by Daisy Rogers, the great granddaughter of Thomas Wood (1840-1920)

    By Liz Backhouse (27/07/2020)
  • Thomas Wood of Greetland gave the land for the Primitive Methodist Church, Greetland. Beforethe chapel was built the followers used to worship around his Pembroke table, at his house opposite Greetland church. These Prim Methodists were known as the “Ranters” and would sing Sankey and Moody songs. Each year there was an annual gathering at Frank and Sarah Wood’s house, when over 2,000 people attended, in fact so many they would often sing in the adjoining field. Thomas was a Prim Meth. preacher. When the door of his house was open people said they could hear him praying across the valley at Stainland.

    By Liz Backhouse (27/07/2020)
  • West Yorkshire Archives Service, Calderdale branch:

    Ref. MISC 375: Lindwell Primitive Methodists. Band of Hope Poem “A Hint to Drunkards”. Minutes Book 1840-1870.

    Ref. CC01728: Additional Records, 1838-1932, 1933-1967. Graveyard Plan 20th century. Lindwell Primitive Methodists.  

    Ref. CMT5/BIP/G: Trustees of Lindwell Primitive Methodist, Plan of alteration to Chapel, 1896.

    Ref. EMR 189-230: Lindwell Primitive Methodist, Sunday School Records, 1868-1932, 1933-1977. 

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (06/05/2018)
  • West Yorkshire Archives Service:

    Ref. MISC 904. ACC No.1685. CCO1685: W.H. Gledhill, Printers, Elland. 

    Lindwell Primitive Methodist Church/Chapel Sunday School Concert Anniversary Programmes 1924-1932, etc. Same for Wall Nook PM Sunday School, Barkisland.

    Kind regards,

    Ray & Marie. 

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (08/01/2018)
  • West Yorkshire Archives Service (Calderdale Branch):

    Ref. MISC: 1024: ( Greetland PM Chapel/Church): Baptism Registers, 1862-1932, 1933/4-1950.

    Ref……..? : Financial Records (Greetland PM Chapel/Church) 1853-1922. Minutes of Meetings 1838-1932, 1933/4-1967.

    Ref. WYC1531: Registers of Burials (!) 1913-1933/4 – 2001.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (08/01/2018)

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