High Hoyland Primitive Methodist Chapel High Hoyland, Yorkshire (West Riding)

This  Primitive Methodist Chapel was situated on the outskirts of High Hoyland village on High Hoyland Lane. The opening date is 1890. There was seating for 110 persons in the 1940s reducing to 80 by the 1970s. There appears to have been no Sunday School accommodation. It is unknown when the Chapel was last used for worship, but by 2018 the chapel building had been very tastefully converted into a dwelling.

Photos taken November 2018.

OS Map Ref: 110:SE271098



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  • My great-grandfather, the Reverend John Redhead, was the Minister at the Clayton West PM Circuit between 1887 & 1890. The Baptism register shows he conducted his last baptism there on 2nd July 1890. In 1910 he wrote his memoirs and had this to say about his time at Clayton West: “At Skelmanthorpe I superintended the building of a Large School-Room and 9 Class Rooms, and the complete remodelling of the Chapel, built a New School room at Cumberworth, and secured land and built a New Chapel at High Hoyland, and saw great Revivals at Skelmanthorpe and Cumberworth at which over 100 souls were saved.”
    Does anybody know the identity of the W B Lodge who laid the foundation stone? The Baptism Register shows of the about 145 baptisms he conducted during his 3 year tenure quite a few bore the surname “Lodge”.

    By David Redhead (10/04/2021)

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