Hoyland Common Primitive Methodist chapel

Tinker Lane S74 0NZ

Hoyland Common Primitive Methodist chapel

The foundation stone for Hoyland Common Primitive Methodist chapel was laid on July 3rd 1865. J Snowdon describes the occasion in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

Foundation Stone Laying at Hoyland Common, Hoyland Circuit.—The services connected with laying the foundation-stone of this chapel took place July 3rd. Mr. Payne, of Barnsley, laid the stone in the name of the Holy Trinity, after which he made a few pertinent remarks ; the Rev. J. Snowdon also delivered an appropriate address.

We then repaired to the Wesleyan chapel, where a public tea was provided, all the trays for which were given. After tea a public meeting was held, presided over by Mr. J. Palfreyman (Wesleyan), who had previously given us £6 0s. towards the building site ; and addresses were delivered by Messrs. S. Hickling, G. Wordsworth (Primitives), J. Hulme and J. Parkinson (Wesleyans), R. Wordsworth, Barnsley town missionary, W. Solomon, and the writer.

The total proceeds of the services amouted to upwards of £10.  J. Snowdon”

Hoyland Common Primitive Methodist chapel was opened on 11th February 1866.  Mr Snowdon describes the opening in the Primitive Methodist magazine.

The new chapel measured 12 yds x 10 yds  with “12 yards of ground before for expansion”.  It seated 200 and cost £342 of which £97/7/6 had been raised.

Opening services and a celebratory public tea for 270 were addressed by R Wordsworth (Barnsley Town Missionary), J Palfreyman, J Hume, RM Gilchrist, L Holiday, J Payne and  T Barkworth. Donors and collectors included J Palfreyman, J Crossley, Mr Hunt, J Wordsworth, S Hickling and R Loveday.

The 1893 Ordnance Survey map shows a Primitive Methodist chapel and Sunday School on Tinker Lane.  It is not labelled in 1905 and by 1956 it is a factory. In 1973 it is a Council Yard. In 2018 it is Tranmoor Court.


Primitive Methodist magazine November 1865 page 694

Primitive Methodist magazine. June 1866 pages 368-369

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