Thanks are due to Raymond Ella who found a catalogue entry for the records of this chapel
West Yorkshire Archive Services : WWN246/C6/34, Thorpe Audlin Primitive Methodist: Records including trustees treasurer’s accounts 1844-1974, trustees meetings 1925-1967, report and valuation re: sale 1979.
On investigation it became apparent that the deposit and the list conflates the records of two places of worship in this small village near Pontefract. Most relate to the Wesleyan Methodist chapel, and a page has been created on My Wesleyan Methodists for that cause. There was, however, also a Primitive Methodist chapel, or place of worship in the village.
The Ordnance Survey record the building on a 6 inch map in 1849, in the position shown in the modern map on this page. This chapel is not listed, however, in the 1851 Religious Census. Another source discovered by Mr Ella states that a Primitive Methodist chapel and school in Thorpe Audlin were enrolled as a charitable trust in 1862. The building had been registered for public worship by 1867. No such chapel is mentioned in Kelly’s Directory of the West Riding in 1881. Neither does it appear on the 1891 25 inch map, or any subsequent map of the area.
Despite the efforts of our volunteer editors no record has yet to be found of the opening of this chapel, or any account of the Pontefract Circuit, in which it was undoubtedly situated. The only Circuit plan on this site is the last one, by which time this cause was long gone.
We appear to have a chapel which was open for about twenty years in the mid-Nineteenth century. Any further information would be gratefully received.
List of places of meeting for public religious worship, certified to the Registrar General by 30th June, 1867
32nd Annual report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records (1871) Vol II Appendix II p 977