fonds MR/ALN - Society records of the Methodist Church, Alne Wesleyan Chapel

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Society records of the Methodist Church, Alne Wesleyan Chapel


  • 1912-1919 (Creation)

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0.01 cubic metres

1 box

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Administrative history

A Methodist chapel was built in Alne in 1848. It was extensively renovated in 1894 under the Easingwold Circuit Chapel Rebuilding and Renovation Scheme, with the addition of new windows, a new porch, and improved seating. At this time the chapel could accommodate around 200 people.

The chapel was demolished in 1969 and an adjoining schoolroom was renovated and adapted to serve as a new chapel building.

It was part of the Easingwold Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion until the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932, after which it continued as part of the Easingwold Circuit of the single Methodist Connexion. In 1972 Alne became part of the new York, North Circuit.

The chapel closed in 2003 and today the local Methodist community hold joint services in Alne Anglican parish church and at Tholthorpe Methodist Chapel. As of 2016 the community remains part of the York Circuit of the Methodist Church.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in the 1980s. Further additions were made to the archive in 2013 and 2016.

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Scope and content

Trustees' meeting minute book, 1912; agreement to pay annual sum for access to fuel and water pipes to chapel running across private land, 1919.

Unlisted material.


Further accruals are not expected.

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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.

Conditions governing reproduction

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.

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  • English

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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 2013. Later material has not yet been listed, please contact the Institute for more information.

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Related units of description

Circuit records for York, North Circuit and a small number of records relating to the Easingwold Circuit are deposited at the Borthwick Institute. The first forms part of: Circuit records of the Methodist Connexion, York (New Street) Circuit (MRC/1).

Additional records of this chapel, 1863-1995, are deposited at North Yorkshire County Record Office as part of the records of the Easingwold Methodist Circuit (Reference: R/M/EAW).

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Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 08.11.16.




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