Marton-cum-Grafton Primitive Methodist chapel

Grafton Lane YO51 9QY

Marton-cum-Grafton Primitive Methodist chapel

Marton-cum-Grafton Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1820. Opening services took place on Sunday and Monday 8th and 9th October 1820. Preachers at the opening were William Clowes, Sister Woolhouse and Brother Farrar.

In his report in the Primitive Methodist magazine, William Clowes declared that “we had a blessed visit from heaven.”

In 1882 they laid the foundation stones for a “neat and convenient” replacement chapel and school.  It was expected to cost £400.

On the Ordnance Survey 1:2,500 maps of 1892/3 and 1909, a Primitive Methodist chapel is marked on the  junction of Church Lane and Lees Lane.

On Google Street View in 2009 there is what looks like a chapel, complete with the date 1882, at the side of the Post Office, close to the site marked on the maps.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1821 page 117

Primitive Methodist magazine 1882 page 637


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