Hutton le Hole Primitive Methodist chapel

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Hutton le Hole Primitive Methodist chapel

The Primitive Methodist magazine of 1863 contains an account by A Worsnop recording the laying of the foundation stone for Hutton le Hole Primitive Methodist chapel. The following year he tells us of the opening.

The chapel is still named on the 1958 Ordnance Survey map, but by 1979 it is no longer marked.   It is on the road parallel to the west  to the current main road through the village I can’t see whether it is still there as Street View does not go there.

The stone laying:

“HUTTON-LE-HOLE, PICKERING STATION. —Hutton-le-hole is an ancient village situated in a deep valley nine miles north-west of Pickering. For more than thirty years we have preached in this village, but have made very little advancement for want of a suitable place of worship. Sometimes we have preached in the Friends’ meetinghouse, sometimes in the Independent Chapel, and of late in a cottage ; but we are thankful that Providence has now opened the way for the erection of a Primitive Methodist Chapel.

The foundation-stone was laid, on September 29th, 1863, by T. M. Kendall, Esq., son of the gentleman who gave us the ground on which to erect it. The trustees, through the medium of Mr. C. Frank, presented to Mr. Kendall a silver trowel, bearing an appropriate inscription, and the foundation-stone, containing various documents, was properly laid in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The Rev. W. Bennett, of Malton, then gave a suitable address.

At the close of this interesting service a public tea of the best kind was provided in the village school-room. After tea, a public meeting was held in the Wesleyan Chapel, kindly lent for the occasion, Mr. Stephenson, of Cawthorne, occupied the chair with his usual ability, and addresses were delivered by the Revs. W. Bennett, A. Worsnop, and Mr. J. Worsnop, of Hull. The proceeds of the tea amount to £5 14s. 6d. ; and the public collections to £5 3s. 1½d., making a total of £10 17s. 7½ d. A Worsnop.”

The opening:

HUTTON-LE-HOLE, PlCKERING STATION. —A few months ago we had the pleasure of reporting a grant of a suitable piece of land by T. M. Kendall, Esq., on which to erect a house for the living God, in Hutton-le-Hole. The foundation services were held on September 19th, 1863, and now we are happy to state that this beautiful small chapel is nearly completed, and was opened on Friday, April 15th, when the Rev. T. Greenbury preached in the afternoon.

At the close of this interesting service a public tea was provided for the friends in the village school-room. After tea a public meeting was held in the chapel, when Mr. T. Stephenson presided, and the meeting was addressed by the Revs. T. Greenbury, A. Worsnop, S. Stubbings, and Mr. T. Frank. April 17th and 24th Mr. E. Warters and Rev. S. Stubbings preached with good effect.

The proceeds of the tea amounted to £4 13s. 6d., and public collections to £7 11s. The cost of the erection will be about £100 14s., towards which we have raised by subscriptions, tea-meetings, and collections, the noble sum of i.’8S Is. 3d. We feel truly grateful to our numerous subscribers and to the kind farmers who gratuitously led most of the materials for the building. To give their names and those of the subscribers would be far too long for publication in the Magazine. As the gift of a cup of cold water should not lose its reward, we trust that these generous friends will be rewarded in this life and in that , which is to come. A. Worsnop.”


Primitive Methodist magazine 1863 749-750

Primitive Methodist magazine 1864 page 555

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