Skelmanthorpe (Pilling Lane) Primitive Methodist Chapel (West Riding)

In 2018 the Chapel is still open for worship and other activities

Skelmanthorpe (Pilling Lane) Primitive Methodist Chapel (West Riding)
Skelmanthorpe (Pilling Lane) Primitive Methodist Chapel (West Riding)
Skelmanthorpe (Pilling Lane) Primitive Methodist Chapel (West Riding)
Skelmanthorpe (Pilling Lane) Primitive Methodist Chapel (West Riding)

Skelmanthorpe Primitive Methodist Chapel, sometimes called ‘Providential’, was erected in 1836.  The stone chapel was probably built on the edge of the village. In 2018,  due to housing developments etc,  it is now in the middle. It was enlarged in 1864, again built of stone. The enlargement was longer than the 1836 chapel having 5 windows to 4 of the chapel and had two storeys. There is one gravestone at the front of the chapel stating : ‘In Loving Memory of Joseph Wadsworth of Skelmanthorpe. Born November 12th 1823. Died Jan. 18th 1885. He was a Primitive Methodist Class Leader 28 years and Sunday School Superintendent 30 years.  Also Priscilla his widow. Born August 22nd 1825. Died June 12th 1898.’ 

There is a photo of an air vent cover used on the chapel building which is unusual in design.

Photos taken November 2018

OS Map Ref:110:SE235108

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