Hopton Primitive Methodist chapel

Jackroyd Lane, Upper Hopton, WF14 8HY

Hopton Primitive Methodist chapel

A Worsnop writes an account in the Primitive Methodist magazine of the laying of the foundation stone for Hopton Primitive Methodist chapel. The ceremony took place on June 2nd 1866 and the stone was laid by J Preston (of Mirfield).  Speakers included J Cameron (Independent of Hopton), W Jackson (Leeds) and A Worsnop.

There was of course a celebration tea and the new chapel was expected to cost £240. As over half of this was expected to be raised, the society is described by Rev Worsnop as “excellent”.

Thanks to Harry Clay for identifying where this chapel was and what happened to it.


Primitive Methodist magazine October 1866 page 627

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  • Thanks Harry for identifying where the chapel was and what happened to it. I’ve added a location map and amended the wording.
    Not sure how Hopton became Hilton in your comment.

    By Christopher Hill (28/01/2020)
  • Known as Nippon Row Chapel, Jackroyd Lane,Hilton, in Upper Hilton was bought by my brother-in-law Philip Sykes circa 1964. As a young architect he converted it into a house. The Methodist church closed the chapel in 1957 It was taken over by the church of the Nazarene for 12 months but they too left it and it stood empty until Philip bought it. The chapel was known as Nippen Row presumably because before it was built meetings were held in a house in Wood Row, a little higher up the road, nicknamed Millen Row.

    By Harry Clay (27/01/2020)

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