Leeds Cardigan Road Primitive Methodist chapel

Cardigan Road Burley Leeds

Leeds Cardigan Road Primitive Methodist chapel | Primitive Methodist Conference Handbook 1898; Englesea Brook Museum
Leeds Cardigan Road Primitive Methodist chapel
Primitive Methodist Conference Handbook 1898; Englesea Brook Museum

Cardigan Road Primitive Methodist chapel in Leeds was opened in 1895, replacing a tin church of 1877.  It was one of the venues used when the Primitive Methodist Conference came to Leeds in 1898.

You can read more about people involved with the early development of the Cardigan Road society here.

Whereabouts on Cardigan Road was it?  The Religion and Places in Leeds Project says that in 1905 there were 129 chapels in Leeds of one Methodist branch or another; in 2005 there were 36 of which 19 had been built post war.  Cardigan Road was one of the ones that was demolished.

Colin Dews adds:

The cause originated in a tin tabernacle erected in January 1877. School premises came in 1885 and a chapel in 1895, architects for this development being Thomas Howdill for the school and Howdill & Howdill for the church. The closing service on 5 October 1975 was followed by flats being built on the site.

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  • My parents first met while singing in the choir at this church probably in 1920. They were married here and my sister, myself and two younger brothers were christened here in the late forties and early fifties.The church had a active social live with Whist and Beetle drives,Jumble sales, a cricket and Badminton teams. A Scout and Guides group was also run.

    By Richard Arnold (21/12/2018)
  • My great grandparents, James Arthur Wood and Ruth Bailey, were married in this church in 1899.  It is a shame it is no longer there.

    By Mary May de Jong (27/05/2017)

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