fonds MR/FWM - Society records of the Methodist Church, Flaxton Wesleyan Chapel

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Society records of the Methodist Church, Flaxton Wesleyan Chapel


  • 1871-1968 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.02 cubic metres

2 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 1816-1968)

Administrative history

A Wesleyan Chapel was built at Flaxton in 1816 and extended in the second half of the nineteenth century. The extension was used as a Sunday School.

Originally part of the single York Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion, Flaxton became part of York, New Street Circuit in 1867 (renamed Clifton Circuit from 1909). Following the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932, it remained part of York, Clifton Circuit of what was now the united Methodist Connexion and became part of York, Clifton & Monkgate Circuit from 1957.

The chapel was closed some time after 1968 and converted to private housing.

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

Register of baptisms, 1871-1968.


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.

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.

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Related units of description

Circuit records for the York Circuit and York, New Street (renamed Clifton Circuit) of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion and the York, Clifton and York, Clifton & Monkgate Circuits of the Methodist Connexion are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute. These all form a single archive: 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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