fonds MR/S/BPM - Society records of the Methodist Church, Stamford Bridge Primitive Methodist Chapel

Identity area

Reference code



Society records of the Methodist Church, Stamford Bridge Primitive Methodist Chapel


  • 1866-1928 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.01 cubic metres

1 box

Context area

Name of creator

(1868- [1930s])

Administrative history

The foundation stone of the Stamford Bridge Primitive Methodist Chapel was laid in 1866, although a Primitive Methodist Society had been meeting in private houses in the village for some time and were recorded in the 1851 Census of Religious Worship. The site was granted by the Lord Mayor of York and the new chapel was built to accommodate 200 people.

Originally part of the York Circuit of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, it became part of the York First Circuit (renamed York, Monkgate Circuit from 1903) after the original Circuit was divided into two in 1883.

The chapel was closed by 1935 and later used as a store house.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Records of Trustees', including annual meeting minutes, 1875-1907 (with gaps), and treasurer's cash book, 1866-1929; receipts, vouchers and financial correspondence, 1907-1922; certificate to use the chapel as a place of meeting for religious worship, 1868; correspondence about the sale of the chapel, 1927-1928.


Further accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

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

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Circuit records for the York Circuit and York, Monkgate (previously York First) Circuit of the Primitive Methodist Connexion are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute. The records for both Circuits form a single archive: Records of the Methodist Church, York (Monkgate) Circuit.

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier


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).

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 15.11.16.




Accession area