Weel Primitive Methodist chapel
Carr Lane HU17 0SQ
William Whitby describes the opening of Weel Primitive Methodist chapel in the Primitive Methodist magazine of 1861.
“In this small township, situate about two miles from Beverley, divided therefrom by the river Hull, we have had a small society for about ten years. During that period an inconvenient cottage was their sanctuary, and the only one in the place. Just previous to the removal of my esteemed predecessor, a piece of land was offered by a lady and her son for the purpose of our erecting a chapel there on. Encouraged by this generous gift, the friends and Mr. Parkinson proceeded to solicit help of the farmers and other inhabitants, and from the success they met with they were induced to build. Shortly after my arrival in the station the business was forwarded.
On Sundays, November 11th and 18th, 1860, the opening services took
place. The Rev. W. Whitby, preached the first Sunday, Miss Wilson, of Hull, the second Sunday, and on the 12th, Monday, a tea and public meeting were held, in which the Rev. W. Whitby, and Messrs. Ward, Widdup, Jenkinson, T. Jenkinson, M. Denton, J. Featherstone, J. Chambers, and C. Bowman (chairman), took part.
Upwards of 150 persons sat down to tea, the most of which was gratuitously furnished. At the opening services we realized about eleven guineas. The financial statement read to the meeting showed the total amount raised by donations, collectors’ books, collections, &c, to be £65 16s. lid. There will remain only £40 on the chapel, at £4 per cent per annum. May this sanctuary prove a Bethel to many.”
The chapel was built on land given by the Arnott family, was closed in 1963. It was used as a storehouse in 1987 but has now been converted to residential use. You could have bought it relatively recently for around £90,000. It retains its date tablet.
Primitive Methodist magazine March 1861 pages 168-169