Shiptonthorpe Primitive Methodist Chapel, Yorkshire

York Road, Shiptonthorpe, York YO43 3PF

Shiptonthorpe Primitive Methodist Chapel, Yorkshire

The parish of Shipton-Thorpe comprises the townships of Shipton and Thorpe-le-Street. The village is situated one and three quarter miles north west of Market Weighton.

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives, Beverley has the following information about this chapel.

Ref. MRP/4/1-89: Pocklington Primitive Methodist Circuit – includes Shipton(Thorpe).

Ref. DDPY/29/180: Probate Copy Will of Mary Leng, Shipton spinster. Will dated 15th May 1835, proved 24th Sept., 1835, amongst the beneficiaries are benefits for the sick Preachers in the Primitive Methodist or Ranters Connexion Properties: houses, land at Shipton.

Genuki has the following information from Bulmer’s History and Directory of East Yorkshire (1892):-

“There are chapels in the village for Wesleyans, dated 1833, and Primitive Methodists, dated 1867. The latter is a neat brick building, and superseded an older one, erected in 1834.”

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  • The Primitive Methodist magazine (January 1868 pages 44-46) published an account, reproduced from The Yorkshireman, of the laying of the foundation stone for Shipton Primitive Methodist chapel on Friday October 17th 1867. Speakers included Revs G Shaw, JT Shepherd (Scotter), WB Leigh and B Stansfield and Mr J Everingham (Market Weighton). S Stephenson of Goodmanham laid the stone and there was a public tea “in a booth erected on the premises of Mr Beal, joiner.”. The account contains much detail of the sermon contents.
    The chapel is shown on Ordnance Survey maps on York Road. Street View (2008 and 2016) shows it in residential use – Chapel House.
    I’ve added a location map to the page

    By Christopher Hill (27/02/2020)

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