Society records of the Methodist Church, York, Wilton Street Mission

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the mission chapel, including list of subscribers and building accounts, 1972-1973; treasurer's account book, 1873-1911; annual balance sheets, 1903-1909; report of the Sunday School, 1897; papers relating to the sale of the chapel, 1910.

Administrative / Biographical History

York, Wilton Street Mission opened c.1872. It was built, in part, to house the Methodist Young Men's Class established in Holgate in 1862, which had outgrown its present site.

The new Mission could accommodate 172 people and remained in use until 1910 when the new Holgate Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built. It was subsequently sold to the Railwaymen's Mission and was later used by the Salvation Army.

The chapel was part of the York, Wesley Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion.

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

York, Wilton Street Mission opened c.1872. It was built, in part, to house the Methodist Young Men's Class established in Holgate in 1862, which had outgrown its present site.

The new Mission could accommodate 172 people and remained in use until 1910 when the new Holgate Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built. It was subsequently sold to the Railwaymen's Mission and was later used by the Salvation Army.

The chapel was part of the York, Wesley Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion.

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 York, Wesleyan Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

Additional Information

Published

GB193