fonds MR/LK - Society records of the Methodist Church, Lockton Methodist Chapel

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Society records of the Methodist Church, Lockton Methodist Chapel


  • 1937-1945 (Creation)

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0.01 cubic metres

1 box

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Administrative history

A Methodist Society was established at Lockon in 1797 but it wasn't until 1822 that a permanent Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in the village. It was later rebuilt in 1876.

A second chapel was built by the Primitive Methodists in 1849. This was rebuilt in 1899 and became the main Methodist chapel in the village following the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932.

Lockton was part of the Pickering Circuit of the Methodist Connexion and then of the Ryedale Circuit.

Lockton Methodist Chapel closed in 2015.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1984.

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Scope and content

Society Steward's book, 1937-1945.


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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A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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Records of Lockton Chapel, 1851-2002, and of Pickering and Ryedale Methodist Circuits are deposited at North Yorkshire County Record Office (Reference: R/M/PI and R/M/RY).

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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, 21.12.16.




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