Nafferton Primitive Methodist chapel

2nd PM Chapel, erected 1858
Nafferton PM Chapel on Coppergate
Robert Amos
Nafferton PM Chapel on Coppergate. It was knocked down and a house built on the site.
Robert Amos

Nafferton was first missioned around 1820 and in 1824 the first Nafferton Primitive Methodist chapel was opened; it held 140 people. From 1845 it was also used by a Sunday school. Congregations and school attendance increased: in the 1851 religious census, Newsome Barker the steward reported that attendance in the afternoon was 60 people with 37 scholars and in the evening 90 with 25 scholars.

The second Nafferton Primitive Methodist chapel was opened from August 8th 1858. Preachers included Thomas Greenbury of Hull and Jeremiah Dodsworth of Halton. The opening is described by William Garner in the Primitive Methodist Magazine.

The chapel measured 36′ x 28′, had galleries on three sides, was roofed with blue slate and seated 320. It cost around £450 of which they had raised £112. “To our female friends particularly, we are under special obligations. Their labours of love have been characterised by ingenuity and untiring effort

Where was this chapel and what happened to it? [Editor’s note: this has now been answered – see comments below]


Primitive Methodist magazine October 1858 p.620 

Comments about this page

  • Four photographs of Nafferton PM Chapel have been added to this page, thanks to Robert Amos.

    By Jill Barber (17/04/2018)
  • Thanks to Robert Amos for finding a drawing of this chapel, which has been added to the page.

    By Jill Barber (29/03/2018)
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Archives, Beverley:

    Ref. zMRD/31/1-2: Nafferton Primitive Methodist Chapel, built 1824/5 in Priestgate, closed 1858. New PM Chapel built on Coppergate and a Schoolroom added in 1898. Closed c.1964, demolished 1988. – Some Documents.

    By Ray & Marie (Mr. & Mrs. Ella) (29/03/2018)

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