fonds MR/HW - Society records of the Methodist Church, Haxby Wesleyan Chapel

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Society records of the Methodist Church, Haxby Wesleyan Chapel


  • 1813-1972 (Creation)

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0.01 cubic metres

1 box

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Administrative history

The first Methodist Chapel was established at Haxby in 1782 in North Lane. In 1813 the congregation moved to a new, larger chapel on the road called The Village, but numbers continued to expand and in 1879 the present day Methodist Chapel was built close to the parish boundary with Wigginton.

Originally part of the single York Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion, in 1867 Haxby & Wigginton became part of the new York, New Street Circuit (renamed Clifton Circuit from 1909). Following the unification of the Wesleyan, Primitive and United Methodist churches in 1932, the chapel continued as part of the Clifton Circuit of what was now a single Methodist Connexion. In 1957 it became part of the Clifton & Monkgate Circuit (also known as Trinity Circuit) and in 1972 it became part of York, North Circuit.

The chapel was refurbished in the 1970s and extended in 1995. As of 2016 it is still in use. It has been part of the York Circuit of the Methodist Connexion since 2012.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute prior to 2013. An addition was made to the archive in 2013.

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Scope and content

Trustees' treasurer's account book, 1813-1879, including names of Trustees, 1827, and subscriptions and accounts for taking down and rebuilding the chapel, 1813; list of subscriptions promised, n.d.; records of the Wesley Guild, including minute books, 1921-1972, and roll call, 1964-1972; Society stewards' account book, 1949-1957.

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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 Borthwick Institute for more information.

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Circuit records for the York Circuit and York, New Street (renamed Clifton Circuit) of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion and the York, Clifton; York, Clifton & Monkgate; and York, North 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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