fonds MR/Y/NL - Society records of the Methodist Church, York, Nunnery Lane Mission

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Society records of the Methodist Church, York, Nunnery Lane Mission


  • 1892 (Creation)

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0.01 cubic metres

1 box

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Name of creator

(1865-[20th century])

Administrative history

Nunnery Lane Mission was a Primitive Methodist mission house and Sunday School built on a site near to St Thomas' Hospital on Nunnery Lane in 1865. It consisted of a large room for preaching and two classrooms and replaced an early rented property on Nunnery Lane used for missionary activities.

Following the building of the Victoria Bar Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1880 the Mission was used as a Sunday School and meeting hall. In 1895 the building was briefly leased as a temporary primary school, the Nunnery Lane School, before the Scarcroft Road Board School opened the following year.

The Mission chapel was part of the single York Circuit of the Primitive Methodist Connexion until 1883, when the Circuit was divided into two and it became part of the new York, Victoria Bar Circuit.

The chapel was demolished in the twentieth century.

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

Programme for Young Men's Class, 1892.


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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Circuit records for the York Circuit and Victoria Bar Circuit of the Primitive Methodist Connexion are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute, as is a copy of the lease of the Nunnery Lane Mission Room, 1864, which can be found in the records of Victoria Bar Primitive Methodist Chapel, York. The records of York Circuit are part of the records of York (Monkgate) Circuit.

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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, 14.11.16.




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