Sledmere Primitive Methodist Chapel East Yorkshire

This chapel was built in 1889

Sledmere Primitive Methodist Chapel East Yorkshire
Sledmere Primitive Methodist Chapel East Yorkshire
Sledmere Primitive Methodist Chapel East Yorkshire
Sledmere Primitive Methodist Chapel East Yorkshire
Sledmere Primitive Methodist Chapel East Yorkshire
Laid by Mrs J. Walker of Wetwang
Laid by Mrs J. Walker of Wetwang
1889 Sledmere Primitive Methodist Chapel  as it was in 1992. It was formerly George Street. | Keith Guyler 1992
1889 Sledmere Primitive Methodist Chapel as it was in 1992. It was formerly George Street.
Keith Guyler 1992

Sledmere is eight and a half miles from Driffield. The first Primitive Methodist class was formed in 1820 by Mr. Sellars of Pocklington. For sixty-eight years the Sledmere Primitives were tried and tested often and severely. Some gave up but most were very loyal to their convictions. The local landowner, Sir Tatton Sykes of Sledmere, was willing to give land for a chapel to be built as long as the clergy of the parish were willing. It was not until 1888/9 that the local vicar had a change of heart and allowed the Primitive Methodists to build their long prayed for chapel. There are at least four foundation stones laid. Only some are readable.

The chapel was open for worship until appoximately 2012 when it sadly closed. In 2013 a local Driffield art gallery seems to be showing some interest in the chapel building.

Photos taken August 2009

OS Map ref:101:SE937648

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *