fonds MR/DEI - Society records of the Methodist Church, Deighton Wesleyan Chapel

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Society records of the Methodist Church, Deighton Wesleyan Chapel


  • 1881-2004 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.01 cubic metres

1 box

Context area

Name of creator

(1880-c 2012)

Administrative 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.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute prior to 2012. A further addition was made to the archive in 2012.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

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

Unlisted material.


Further accruals are expected.

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Conditions of access and use area

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.

Language of material

  • 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 2012.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

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).

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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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