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This building is listed, see https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1142728 where there is a description and recent photograph. Christopher Stell includes it in ‘An inventory of nonconformist chapels and meeting-houses in South-West England’ (HMSO, 1991) where he includes a photograph, on page 27, from when it was still in use. It was built in 1826 and remained in Wesleyan use until after 1882 (when it appears on the OS maps as a Wesleyan Methodist chapel). It appears (under the parish name of Lanteglos) in the 1867 list of registered chapels, and in the 1873 Accommodation returns (when it could seat 100). At some point between 1882 and 1905 it passed into Bible Christian hands, and I have added a page to My United Methodists to complete the story.
For further information please see my history of 250 years of Methodism in Shepshed published in 2007 and available as a download on the page ‘Shepshed Christchurch Methodist Church’. Christchurch was established in 1969 by the amalgamation of the former Field Street ex-Wesleyan and Charnwood Road ex-Primitive churches. Christchurch occupies the former Field Street premises which have since been extensively upgraded.
Messrs Sewell & Wild are quite correct.
Sir Robert`s daughter Edith Mary died 17 January 1971 in New Milford, Connecticut, USA. Her husband`s middle name was “Cowles” (He died 11 Feb 1957 at Seaford in the south of England).
At the back of the building was the schoolroom which was used for school lunches during the 1950s. Between the two buildings was a grave surrounded by iron railings. Does anyone know to whom the grave belonged and if it has been moved now the building is a private residence.?
The gentleman on the left in the top two postcards is not Rev. Samuel Chadwick, it is John Slack, “The Lazarus of Paisley”. The gentleman on the right in these postcards is Rev W. H. Rolls.
Paisley Central Hall is the last Central Hall in Scotland used as a Methodist church. For more information see the church’s heritage page: https://paisley.arc-methodists.org.uk/heritage.
Some confusion here. Hall Croft and Field Street are not the same street. The Hall Croft chapel was quite small and I greatly doubt that it had the equivalent seating capacity although it had a small gallery. Field Street was a new build in 1878 in a prominent location on an adjacent street to meet expanding needs.
At the time of the 1891 census the Ainsworth family were living at 112 High Street, St Peter at Gowts, Lincolnshire. The entry lists the following children, Elsie Marian Ainsworth, Percy Clough Ainsworth, Edith Raistrick Ainsworth, Sidney Carley Ainsworth, Arthur Ogden Ainsworth, and Wisley Douglas Ainsworth. Elsie’s grandmother Mary Gallard lived with the family, as did a servant, Lucy Emma Grundy.
I hope I’ve got the right man from my researching my dad side of the tree. This man is my dad’s granddad, he was born in Dec 1962,his dad was Richard Gourlay Thomas born 1930 in Cornwall.
Thank you for this page that has given me what I ever wanted to know about the childhood of John Wesley
There is an error with this entry. The church on Trinity Road cleared for construction of the Halifax Building Society was a different chapel and nothing to do with Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Chapel pictured which was at the junction of Pellon Lane and Queens Road, Halifax.
Leeds, Isle Lane Chapel, Holbeck (1815 to 1960s demolition) This chapel appears to have opened in 1815 (it celebrated its 133rd anniversary in 1948), possibly on the site of an earlier chapel, with seating for 908 and continued in use until the late 1940s or 1950s, being used latterly as a warehouse and demolished between 1962 and 1971. It had no connection with the nearby Crosland Street or Prospect chapels.
James Wilson was also the architect for Westminster Training College, which was situated at 130 Horseferry Road between 1851 and 1959. The College was also home to the offices of the Methodist Education Committee, and this was the first college chapel, created as a memorial to its first Principal, Rev. John Scott.
An improved version of the downloadable document has been provided.
The Wesleyan Chapel was in Bull Street, now East Street, to the south west of the Magistrates Court (once the Town Hall). The site then became a row of small shops, then these were demolished and the site eventually became Marks & Spencers although there may have been some other occupant of the site meanwhile. On Google Streetview it is Poundland. The Wesleyan Chapel was replaced by a large Central Hall on the other side of East Street, directly facing the Magistrates Court and running through to what is now London Road and the site is the current 1950s Methodist Church. The Central Hall was bombed in WW2.
I am pleased to have found this article about the Wesleyan chapel by Mr Hume which is similar to what Micheal Potter did about the congregational church in Barking. I am slightly confused as to the actual site the church was erected as it states the proposed site of a cottage the the erection on the site of an old timber chapel? I had read on a history site that Lloyd of London was donating money to buy the land for the wooden chapel. Re the factory chimney you have mentioned was more than likely the chimney that belonged to barking first power station built by barking local council in 1897. the local library and government buildings of that time along with Wesleyan seemed to be bringing education and enlightenment to the area.
The chapel as in the picture survived until 1929 until it was deemed structurally unsound and was demolished, and was replaced by a new Methodist chapel on the same site that opened in 1932. That chapel remains a functional Methodist place of worship but as ‘The Fishermen’s Chapel’ – see; http://fishermenschapel.org.uk/about-us/ . So, the chapel was not ‘replaced’ by ‘Leigh Wesley Methodist Church’, both are functioning to this day but serving the community in different ways.
Thank you for spotting this error, which I have amended. I have also been able to add to the post.
You have the wrong photograph pictured. That chapel was Ilkley Congregational Chapel prior to the amalgamation with the Methodists. Their chapel as shown in the architects drawing stood in Wells Road and was demolished in the early 1980s.
1, Seagrave Road is a listed building, description includes: On right end, projecting to rear, a 2 storey wing with Welsh slate roof, C20 casements and tablet inscribed ‘Wesleyan Chapel 1839’. SK 64804 15982
Thanks for this information I had personally visited the grave site of Rev Dirk in the British Virgin Island Tortola Rev Dirk I was was told is my great grand Father. I am glad to know that he had served GOD well
I am told with authority Trinity joined with Pellon and Fairfield and formed Highgate Methodist in 1977.
A photo from 1915 appears to show the spire, so it must have been built. https://www.churches-uk-ireland.org/images/leics/market%20harb/meth_a.jpg
Just connected. My great grandfather, John, laid the foundation stone on Febr 2nd, 1875.
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