Doncaster, Oxford Place

 

Doncaster, Oxford Place

Built to seat 970, the chapel could accommodate 807 in 1940. When the Doncaster Circuit was divided in 1884, Oxford Place became the head of its own Circuit.

The school was a day school, and any information about it would be welcomed.

Grid Ref SE575026

Reference: The seventeenth annual report of the Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 1871 page 129

Returns of accommodation … 1873. London: Wesleyan Conference Office, 1875

Statistical returns … as at July 1st 1940. Manchester: Methodist Church, Department of Chapel Affairs, 1947

Thank you to Joan for these pictures of the spade used to turn the first sod in 1870.

Comments about this page

  • Could you send a photo of the spade to wesleyanancestors@gmail.com then we’ll add it to the site.
    Many thanks
    Editors

    By Pamela Atkins (27/10/2021)
  • I have the the spade that turned the first sod for this chapel . I believe the trowel is also in the family .
    It was originally turned by the then mayor of Doncaster, Arthur Smith on May 12 th 1870 according to the inscription .

    By Joan (26/10/2021)

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