Threshfield Primitive Methodist Chapel near Grassington North Yorkshire.

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Photo:The above photo was taken by Mrs Janet Field.

The above photo was taken by Mrs Janet Field.

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This chapel was built in 1878.

This tiny stone built chapel is situated on the corner of quite a busy road junction. In November 2013 it stands uncared for with a 'To Let' sign nearby. Date of closure unknown.

Photos taken November 2013.

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This page was added by Elaine and Richard Pearce on 07/05/2014.
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West Yorkshire Archives Services, Bradford branch:

Ref. 2D99 (WYAS5889): Grassington Wesleyan Methodist District Additional Records, to include (but not of circuit) Grassington Primitive Methodist Chapel Minutes and also the PM Sunday School Minutes 1899-1932, 1933-1944.

Editor's note: The 1940 Statistical Return of Methodist churches only shows the ex-Primitive Methodist chapel at Threshfield in the Grassington Circuit. As Threshfield is so close to Grassington and the Sunday School minutes referred to above extend to 1944 I presume Thresfield is the chapel referred to as Grassington PM Chapel. The building was built of stone and sat 90 people.

By Raymond E.O.Ella
On 13/04/2018

West Yorkshire Archives Services, Bradford branch:

Ref. C111/298: West Yorkshire Methodist Church Records, to include Grassington Main Street Primitive Methodist Chapel, 1912-1932, 1933-1935.

Note: I don't know if the former PM Chapel in Main Street in the centre of Grassington was still in use and had become a Methodist "Church" c.1932 to c.1935,  but if not then the 1940 Statistical Return would not include it. Some PM Chapel- congregations were not in compliance with the unification of all Methodist groups, especially if they were in respectful agreement with a Primitive Methodist Women Preacher, some PM Chapels trying to stay independent later than c.1932-1933, some having closed and demolished or sold for other usages. However, there are quite rightly women ministers in The Methodist Church now and indeed certain other religious denominations also have the same religious gender equality today, e.g., Church of England vicars, etc. 

By Raymond E.O.Ella
On 14/04/2018

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