Society records of the Methodist Church, York, Layerthorpe Wesleyan Mission

Scope and Content

Register of baptisms, 1909-1920; Management Committee minute book, 1909-1920; application to enlarge and alter mission hall and statement of building account, 1892-1894.

Administrative / Biographical History

Layerthorpe Wesleyan Mission opened on the corner of Mansfield Street and Foss Islands Road in 1888 and was part of the York, Centenery Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion.

The Mission was expanded in 1892, with a new Mission Hall erected in front of the existing building and the old Mission converted into a school room, with several additional classrooms attached. Designed by Edward Taylor, the new extension would accommodate 950 people in the main Mission hall and the converted schoolroom would allow for 500 additional Sunday School places.

The Mission remained in use until the 1920s and was sold in 1924.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in the 1980s.

Note

Layerthorpe Wesleyan Mission opened on the corner of Mansfield Street and Foss Islands Road in 1888 and was part of the York, Centenery Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion.

The Mission was expanded in 1892, with a new Mission Hall erected in front of the existing building and the old Mission converted into a school room, with several additional classrooms attached. Designed by Edward Taylor, the new extension would accommodate 950 people in the main Mission hall and the converted schoolroom would allow for 500 additional Sunday School places.

The Mission remained in use until the 1920s and was sold in 1924.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 23.11.16.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Circuit records for the York, Centenary Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion are deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

Additional Information

Published

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