Society records of the Methodist Church, Deighton Wesleyan Chapel

Scope and Content

Register of baptisms, 1881-2004; chapel collection, 1911.

Unlisted material.

Administrative / Biographical History

A Methodist Society was formed at Deighton in 1807 but the first permanent Wesleyan chapel was not built until 1880. The chapel was erected on land given by Lord Wenlock on Main Street and could accommodate 130 people. It was designed by Edward Taylor of York.

Originally part of York, New Street Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion, Deighton became part of the new York, Centenary Circuit from 1888. Following the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932, Deighton remained part of York, Centenary Circuit of the new Methodist Connexion and joined York, South Circuit in 1981.

The chapel was put up for sale in 2012.

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 prior to 2012. A further addition was made to the archive in 2012.

Note

A Methodist Society was formed at Deighton in 1807 but the first permanent Wesleyan chapel was not built until 1880. The chapel was erected on land given by Lord Wenlock on Main Street and could accommodate 130 people. It was designed by Edward Taylor of York.

Originally part of York, New Street Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion, Deighton became part of the new York, Centenary Circuit from 1888. Following the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932, Deighton remained part of York, Centenary Circuit of the new Methodist Connexion and joined York, South Circuit in 1981.

The chapel was put up for sale in 2012.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute. This includes all material received prior to 2012.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 08.11.16.

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 expected.

Related Material

Circuit records for York, New Street and York, Centenary Circuits of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion, and York, Centenary and York, South Circuits of the Methodist Connexion are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute. The records of both Centenary Circuits form a single archive (MRC/3).

Additional Information

Published

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