Saltburn by the Sea Primitive Methodist Church

North Yorkshire

Saltburn by the Sea Primitive Methodist chapel
Steve Wild postcard collection
Saltburn by the Sea Primitive Methodist Church: interior from an undated postcard
provided by Randle Knight

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Added by CH Feb 2019

The opening of Saltburn by the Sea Primitive Methodist chapel is described by H Pratt in the Primitive Methodist magazine of July 1866. Opening celebrations started on April 1st 1866.

The Architect was Mr Watt and the land given by the Earl of Zetland.  Preachers at the opening included Rev W Clemitson, Rev H Pratt, Rev J Spoor, W Seymour. Significant donors were named as J and JW Pease, the Earl of Zetland, Head & Ashby, J Bell, Messers Gilks, Wilson, E Pease and J Hartas.

The new chapel measured 44′ x 37′ and seated 250. I cost £400 of which £220 had been raised by the opening.


Primitive Methodist magazine of July 1866 page 432

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  • My niece, a Whitesnake fan in her youth, was delighted to learn that David Coverdale had rehearsed in the Church her great-great-grandparents had been married in. It would be interesting to learn the view of my great-grandparents, I think they may not have agreed with their great-great grand-daughter.

    By David Redhead (23/04/2021)
  • As a teenager David Coverdale (later Deep Purple, Whitesnake) rehearsed here in the late ’60s with bassist Mick Hutchinson (later Chris Rea band).

    By Paul Sanderson (30/07/2020)
  • My great grandparents, the Reverend John Redhead & Mary Ann Farrow, were married in Saltburn by the Sea Primitive Methodist Chapel on 15th July 1879. At the time Mary Ann was living in neighbouring Brotton, where her father, Bartholomew, manged the Ironstone Mine. In his 1910 Memoirs the Rev John had this to say about their marriage and early married life.
    “In July of that year I was married to Miss Mary Ann Farrow with whom I had been companioning since I was 12 years of age. Truly a genuine blending of two hearts and lives. She has entered unstintedly into all my work and has been in the home and in the Church a true help-meet.
    “Our first station in our married career was at Sheerness and Sittingbourne in Kent (1879). The station was worked sectionally, I had the Sittingbourne side, and here and at Milton I had the great joy of witnessing good revivals.”
    Thus their first married home was in Milton, Kent where their eldest child Bartholomew William John Redhead was born. “Will” also became a Primitive Methodist Minister and, like his father, has a page devoted to him on this website.

    By David Redhead (26/04/2019)

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