fonds MR/As/B - Society records of the Methodist Church, Askham Bryan Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

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Society records of the Methodist Church, Askham Bryan Wesleyan Methodist Chapel


  • 1876-1927 (Creation)

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0.01 cubic metres

1 box

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Name of creator

(fl 1836-1927)

Administrative history

A Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in Chapel Lane at Askham Bryan in 1836. It was replaced by a new chapel in 1893, which was the gift of Mr John Francis Taylor of York and which could accommodate around 80 people. The earlier structure subsequently became a private house.

Originally part of the single York Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion, Askham Bryan Chapel became part of the new York, Wesley Circuit of the Wesleyan Connexion from 1867.

It is unclear when the 1893 chapel ceased to be used for worship but as of 2016 it is used as the village hall.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in the 1980s. A further addition was made to the archive in 1999.

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Scope and content

Trustees' meeting minute books, 1876-1878, 1893-1915, 1917-1926, with Trust accounts, 1915-1927; Treasurer's account book, 1893-1914; receipts and vouchers, 1913-1915; certificate of registration as a Place of Meeting for Religious Worship and related correspondence, 1893; press cuttings concerning the opening of the new chapel, 1893; list of deeds and documents relating to the chapel, c.1893.


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.

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A report on 'League of Nations' work at Askham Bryan is deposited with the records of Acomb Methodist Chapel.

Circuit records for the York Circuit and York Wesley Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion are deposited at the Borthwick Institute. The first forms part of the Records of the Methodist Connexion, York (New Street) Circuit.

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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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