Settle Skipton Road Primitive Methodist chapel

Duke Street SETTLE BD24 9AS

The chapel in the photograph was opened in 1909 to replace the first chapel, near the town centre – that is now in residential use and you can read about it here. Skipton Road chapel closed in 1979 and is now used by the Settle Christian Fellowship which is a Pentecostal church.

Colin Dews adds that the architect was John Wills of Derby and London.

The  Centenary chapel features in the 1910 Primitive Methodist magazine as “a feeble cause revived”.  The chapel built 70 years previously was unsuitable in both site and structure. As Settle was 16 miles away from the circuit head at Skipton, it presented a particular difficulty.

£1,479 provided a “handsome stone structure, attractive in architecture, substantial in appearance, well lighted and finished in every way an artistic manner. ” It included assembly hall, kitchen, minister’s vestry and classrooms. Generous help was provided by WP Hartley, R & T Fletcher and J Brearley so the outstanding debt was only £650.


Primitive Methodist magazine Sept 1910 page 750.

Comments about this page

  • Settle, PM Chapel. Yorkshire

    Grid ref NY818633

    In 1940 the chapel seated 120 in pews. There was a schoolroom and three other rooms


    Methodist property returns, 1940

    Site visit 24.02.2018 – see pictures added above.

    By GW Oxley (17/05/2018)
  • North Yorkshire Record Office, Northallerton:

    Ref. R/M/SET 2/12:

    Various Documents for Settle (Skipton Rd. ) Primitive Methodist Chapel, 1908-1932, 1933-c.1979.

    Ref. R/M/SET/5/11/1: Memorial of Land with a Chapel and 2 cottages, April 1841. Note: the Chapel is thought to be for Primitive Methodists.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (17/05/2018)
  • North Yorkshire Record Office, Northallerton:

    Ref. ZXF (Lord MSS Collection): Primitive Methodist Records for Settle, 1908/9, to ?.

    By Raymond E.O.Ella (07/01/2018)

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