Thoralby Wesleyan Methodist chapel

Thoralby showing the Wesleyan Chapel c.1908-13
G.V. & A. Sadler: provided by Penny Ellis
Thoralby Wesleyan Chapel in Mar 1987, just before closure
Ann Holubecki Collection: provided by Penny Ellis
former Thoralby Wesleyan Methodist Chapel after conversion to residential use
Penny Ellis 2004
Thoralby Wesleyan Methodist chapel

The Wesleyans erected a small chapel at the west end of Thoralby village in 1823. The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland, 1868 commends the work of the Picard family in its erection.

The first chapel was replaced by a larger one in 1879, at a cost of £350.  After Methodist Union in 1932, the Primitive Methodists closed their chapel and united with the Wesleyan society.  It closed in 1987.

In 1990 the chapel was used in the filming of the BBC “All creatures Great and Small”, both inside and outside the chapel. Unfortunately by 1990, the inside was very damp and unappealing, but nevertheless it is a record of the building. You can see some stills of the chapel as it featured in the programme on the website here.

The chapel was on Westfield Lane.  Street View is not brave enough to go there. 

You can read about Thoralby Band of Hope here.

Thanks to Penny Ellis for supplying the picture and the information.

Reference: website accessed 27th March 2021 at:

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