fonds MR/COX - Society records of the Methodist Church, Coxwold Wesleyan Chapel

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Society records of the Methodist Church, Coxwold Wesleyan Chapel


  • 1896-1975 (Creation)

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0.01 cubic metres

1 box

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Administrative history

A Wesleyan chapel was built at Coxwold in 1865. It was extended in the 1890s.

Originally part of the Easingwold Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist, and from 1932 single Methodist Connexion, Coxwold subsequently became part of York, North Circuit in 1972.

The chapel was still in use in the 1960s but was converted into a private house in the late 1970s.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

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Scope and content

Papers relating to the appointment and resignation of trustees, 1920-1957; papers and plan for a proposed extension of the chapel and the leasing of adjacent land, 1896-1900; correspondence concerning the possible gift of a chapel site by the Wombwell Trustees and a new lease, 1923-1925; papers concerning Miss Ann Kendrew's Trust for the maintenance of the chapel, including extract from will, correspondence, accounts and related papers, 1898-1941; papers relating to the repair of the chapel floor, 1961-1962.


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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Related units of description

Additional records of Coxwold Methodist Chapel, 1902-1978, and the main records of Easingwold Circuit are deposited at North Yorkshire Record Office (Reference: R/M/EAW).

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).

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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, 09.11.16.




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