Howgill (Barden) PM Chapel North Yorkshire.

This chapel was erected in 1836.

Elaine and Richard Pearce November 2013
Elaine and Richard Pearce November 2013
Elaine and Richard Pearce November 2013
Elaine and Richard Pearce November 2013

Howgill is a small village situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is near Barden Towers on the Bolton Abbey Estate. The stone built PM chapel was once part of the Grassington circuit. It is thought to have closed in the 1990s and was converted into a house soon after.

Photos taken November 2013

OS Map ref:104 SE:060593

Editor’s note: [CH]: The Primitive Methodist magazine contains a note by Thomas Butcher about its opening when it was in the Grassington branch of the Silsden circuit. He describes it as having a beautiful rising gallery with 24 pews all let. It measured¬†28’6″ long by 28’6″ wide by 22′ high. Preachers at the opening were¬†Bro H Ashworth and Sister Sarah Brayshaw as well as Bro Butcher.

Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1839 page 351

Comments about this page

  • Amy Senior and her husband Jim lived in the caretaker’s house from 1972 to 1978. Amy cleaned the chapel and played the organ at the Sunday service. Amy died in February 2017 aged 100.

    By Roger Smith (17/02/2017)
  • As an Eastbrook local preacher, I preached in this chapel in the 60s, 70s . I remember that the caretakers house was under the chapel. There was an old stove that the old farmers would sit around in the winter and may be go to sleep.

    By David Kenyon (02/08/2015)

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