fonds MR/TOL - Society records of the Methodist Church, Tollerton Methodist Chapel

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Society records of the Methodist Church, Tollerton Methodist Chapel


  • 1923-1925 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.01 cubic metres

1 box

Context area

Name of creator

(fl 1870-1965)

Administrative history

Tollerton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in 1870, although a Wesleyan meeting house was recorded in Archbishop Thomson's 1851 Visitation Returns for the Diocese of York and a 'Methodist Chapel' was noted in Edward Baines' 1823 Directory of the County of York.

It was part of the Easingwold Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion until 1932 when the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches joined together to form a new single Methodist Connexion. Thereafter it was part of the Easingwold Circuit of the Methodist Connexion.

The chapel remained in use until the 1960s. Its final date of closure is unknown.

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

Trustees' meeting minute book, 1923-1925.


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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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

A small number of records relating to the Easingwold Methodist Circuit are deposited at the Borthwick Institute. Further records concerning Tollerton Methodist Chapel and the main archive of the Easingwold Circuit are deposited at North Yorkshire Record Office as part of their Easingwold Methodist Circuit Records (Reference: R/M/RAW).

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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, 25.11.16.




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