fonds MRC/8 - Circuit records of the Methodist Connexion, Easingwold Circuit

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Circuit records of the Methodist Connexion, Easingwold Circuit


  • 1839-1979 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.01 cubic metres

2 boxes

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Name of creator

(1800- c 1932)

Administrative history

Easingwold was made the head of a separate Methodist Circuit of the Welseyan Methodist Connexion in 1800. At this time the Circuit included Easingwold, Stillington, Farlington, Flaxton, Huby, Sheriff Hutton, Gilling, Helmsley, Hawnby, Cold Kirby, Bilsdale, Harum, Ampleforth, Kilburn, Husthwaite, Thormanby, Craike, Tollerton, New Monkton, Newton on Ouse, Alne and Raskelf.

Helmsley later formed its own Circuit in 1858, which included Hawnby and Ampleforth. The new chapel at Coxwold was added to Easingwold Circuit in 1865.

Following the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932, Easingwold became a circuit of what was now a single Methodist Connexion.

Name of creator

(c 1932-1972)

Administrative history

Following the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932, Easingwold Circuit became part of the new unified Methodist Connexion of Great Britain.

In 1972 it joined with the York, Clifton and Monkgate Circuit to form the new York, North Circuit.

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

Circuit schedule of Trust property, 1959-1979; circular for the Wesleyan Centenary Meeting, 1839; appeal for the chapel renovation and extension scheme in the Circuit, 1893.


Further accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

The archive incorporates the archives of two consecutive Methodist Circuits in a continuous record series: the records of the Easingwold Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion and the records of the Easingwold Circuit of the Connexion of the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

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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

The main archive of Easingwold Methodist Circuit records are deposited at North Yorkshire County Record Office (Reference: R/M/EAW).

The records of chapels within the circuit are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute, namely Alne; Coxwold; Huby; Newton on Ouse; Raskelf; Stillington; Sheriff Hutton; and Tollerton.

The Borthwick also holds the records of the York District of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion, and the York and Whitby, and York and Hull Districts of the Methodist Connexion.

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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, 09.12.16.




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