Nawton Beadlam Primitive Methodist chapel

High Street, Nawton, YORK, YO62 7SF

Keith Guyler’s collection of photographs includes a picture labelled Nawton Primitive Methodist chapel.  Nawton Primitive Methodist chapel served the twin villages of Nawton and Beadlam.  It faces northwards up Nawton High Street on the corner of School Lane. As the tablet over the door says, it was built in 1875.  Although the chapel closed in the the 1960s there is an active ecumenical local partnership.

At the time of his photograph Keith Guyler describes it as in use as a builders merchant.  On Google Street View in March 2009 it seems little changed but used as a builder’s store. When they photographed it in 2018, Richard and Elaine Pearce said it was in active use as a builder’s workshop.  It had also gained a clock on the outside wall.

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Nawton Beadlam Primitive Methodist chapel

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  • Thanks for the update John. The Prims appreciated good craftsmanship

    By Christopher Hill (20/10/2022)
  • The Chapel was first used as a joiners shop in 1965 by Harold Nixon. When Harold retired in 1975 it was bought by my parents JM&EM Kendall who continued it’s use as a workshop adding the rear extension in the late 80’s. In 2004 following Dad’s retirement, Steven Clements took over the business and it’s use as a joiner’s shop continues to this day.

    By John kendall (19/10/2022)
  • Hi,
    Where was the chapel in Nawton before 1875?
    There is a chapel noted on the map before that on the 1853 OS map, but it is not clear which building it was?
    Many thanks,

    By Owen McTeggart (21/05/2021)
  • Hello Richard Pearce……..
    I am currently looking at buying a property in Chapel Street Nawton, and noticed red builders vans at the Methodist school
    I am curious as to whats happening at the Methodist School, if anyone could fill the gaps in for me
    Kind regards Tony

    By tony Spikings (13/04/2020)
  • Thanks for resolving my confusion Pat. I’ve amended both pages to clarify the correct identifications.

    By Christopher Hill (18/03/2020)
  • Nawton is not the same place as Newton. Nawton lies between Helmsley and Kirbymoorside and is usually refereed to today as Nawton Beadlam . Newton from sometime in the 20th c. became Newton on Rawcliffe and is near Pickering.

    By Pat Donnor (17/03/2020)
  • Is Nawton the same place as Newton in the Pickering circuit? In the Primitive Methodist magazine for August 1853 there’s an account of the opening of Newton Primitive Methodist chapel in the Pickering circuit.  I can’t find a Newton in the area, so is it a transcription error or a local variation in the name?

    By Christopher Hill (21/02/2017)

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