fonds MR/STR/PM - Society records of the Methodist Church, Strensall Primitive Methodist Chapel

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Society records of the Methodist Church, Strensall Primitive Methodist Chapel


  • 1945 (Creation)

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0.01 cubic metres

1 box

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Administrative history

Strensall Primitive Methodist Chapel was opened in 1875 on the road called The Village, opposite the Half Moon Inn. Prior to this date, the Primitive Methodist congregation had held their services in a cottage on the same site.

The new chapel comprised a single room with a gallery at one end and was built by Mr Harrison and Mr Mansfield of York. It was home to a branch of the Women's Missionary Federation, which was still active in the 1920s.

The chapel was part of the York Circuit of the Primitive Methodist Connexion until 1883 when the Circuit was divided into two and Strensall became part of the York First Circuit, known as York, Monkgate Circuit from 1903.

The chapel closed some time before 1932 and was sold in 1945.

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

Papers concerning the sale of the chapel, 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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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, 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.

The Borthwick Institute also holds the records of Strensall Methodist Chapel, originally the Wesleyan chapel.

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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, 15.11.16.




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