Pickering Carr Primitive Methodist chapel

Malton Road Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 8EA

Pickering Carr Primitive Methodist chapel
Keith Guyler 1992

Pickering Carr Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1859 and extended in 1911.  It was small, accommodating 45 people.  It closed in 2011 – although the article published in the local paper at the time refers to the Methodist New Connexion.

The building of the chapel and its furnishings cost just £70 in 1859 and the bricks were made by Thomas Lumley, a brick-maker, at the nearby Black Bull.  In 1949 a Sunday School extension costing just over £1,000 was added.

It was for sale in 2013 and application has been made for conversion into a dwelling.

Location: SE8029481416


 “Carr Methodist Chapel to close after 152 years of service” Gazette and Herald article accessed April 19th 2015

Comments about this page

  • Thanks for the clarification Pat. Issue resolved!

    By Christopher Hill (26/03/2020)
  • A few people had established a branch of the Methodist New Connexion in Pickering and a Mr Robinson Boak approached Mr Hardwick of Bar Farm (turnpike road toll bar) asking for a portion of land to build a chapel. £80 was raised and the chapel was opened in 1859 with the buildings and furnishings costing £70.
    Some years later it was taken over by the Primitive Methodists.
    Ref – They Kept Faith by John Rushton. A Beck Isle Museum publication.

    Named as a Primitive Methodist Chapel on the OS Maps, surveyed in 1910 and 1926.

    By Pat Donnor (25/03/2020)
  • The 1849 secession from Wesleyan Methodism resulted in a vast York Wesleyan Reform Circuit stretching northwards towards Northallerton and eastwards towards Pickering. A group of societies around Pickering joined the Methodist New Connexion, including Pickering Carr, but subsequently the circuit united with the Primitive Methodists, probably in the 1870s.

    By Colin Dews (02/03/2018)

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