Sandtoft Primitive Methodist Chapel, Yorkshire

Sandtoft P.M. Chapel
Congregation gathers for a special service circa 1950
1839 Sandtoft Primitive Methodist Chapel as it was in the 1990s
Keith Guyler 1990s

Sandtoft Primitive Methodist Chapel has been closely associated with the Epworth Methodist churches, and was latterly part of the Epworth & Crowle Methodist circuit. Despite this it is over the Lincolnshire/Yorkshire county boundary and is in Yorkshire.It was built in 1836 and closed in 1992.It is now in private ownership.During the second world war and the immediate years after it prospered because of its being sited adjacent to an R.A.F camp.

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  • Although part of the hamlet of Sandtoft is in Lincolnshire, the chapel stood on the south side of Low Levels Bank a few yards over the county boundary in the parish of Hatfield in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

    The chapel was built in 1839 and closed in 1992. 

    The chapel was in the following circuits at the dates indicated:
    Scotter Primitive Methodist Circuit 1839-1847
    Epworth Primitive Methodist Circuit 1847-1877
    Crowle Primitive Methodist Circuit 1877-1932
    Crowle Methodist Circuit 1932-1948
    Epworth and Crowle Methodist Circuit 1948-1992

    Lincolnshire Archives, Lincoln has the following information relating to this chapel:

    Meth/C/Sandtoft/C/2/1: Promissory note re loan to the Chapel Trustees, by Mrs. Elizabeth Stephens of Uleby(?), year 1873.

    Meth/C/Sandtoft/C/J/2/1: Booklets (2) Sandtoft Methodism/Methodist, 1832-1932-1933-1989.

    Meth/C/Sandtoft/I/10/1: Notice of 150th Anniversary/Celebrations, 1989.

    Meth/C/Sandtoft/J/4/1: Commonplace Book of Sarah E. Ashlin. Inscription ” Sarah Ellen Ashlin, Sandtoft Grove 1853″. Entries added 1846-1889.

    Some other documents.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (08/01/2018)

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