Lofthouse Gate Primitive Methodist chapel

Lofthouse Gate Methodist Church, Canal Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3HN

Lofthouse Gate Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1999

Keith Guyler’s notes accompanying his photograph say that the chapel shown  was opened in 1873 but that it was the second Lofthouse Gate Primitive Methodist chapel.  The previous one may have been dated 1837.

It was rebuilt in 1929 to accommodate 140 and at the time of the photograph in 1999 was a Health Club – Healthilife.    It is not visible from the road in Google Street View in 2008.

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  • West Yorkshire Archive Services :
    ref. WWM/127/C13/16, Lofthouse Gate, Primitive Methodist, baptisms 1915-1932, 1933-1990, documents regarding building the Chapel 1872/3, other documents to include sale in 1993.

    Kind regards, Ray & Marie.

    By Raymond E. O. Ella ( Ælla ). (13/06/2022)
  • The Primitive Methodist magazine of August 1873 includes an account by J Ayrton of the laying of the foundation stone for the chapel. The Prims had preached in the village for 30 years previously.
    The stone was laid on May 24th 1873 (when the weather was beautifully fine) by W Ouston, a Wesleyan village resident.

    Preachers included M Sullivan, J Ayrton, Rev C Rumfitt and Rev T Penrose. Donors included Messrs Ouston, Fletcher, Seal, Perks, the Misses Farrer and Forest, Mr Baker, Mrs Dickenson, J Fleck, Mr & Mrs Charlesworth and Jos Farrer

    By Christopher Hill (15/02/2019)
  • The chapel has been demolished. There was at least in part a new building in 1929

    By Colin Dews (02/03/2018)

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