fonds MRD/2 - District Records of the Methodist Church, Primitive Methodist Connexion, York and Scarborough District

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District Records of the Methodist Church, Primitive Methodist Connexion, York and Scarborough District


  • 1908-1931 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.03 cubic metres

2 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 1908-1932)

Administrative history

The York and Scarborough District of the Primitive Methodist Connexion dates to at least 1908, although it may be earlier. In 1920 the District included two Primitive Methodist circuits in York and two in Scarborough, as well as circuits at Malton, Pickering, Thirsk, Middleham, Bedale, Easingwold and Helmsley.

In 1932 the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches united to form a single Methodist Connexion and the York and Scarborough District became part of the new York and Whitby District of the Methodist Church.

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

Annual trust property schedules and associated papers for York, Scarborough, Malton, Pickering, Thirsk, Middleham, Bedale, Easingwold and Helmsley circuits, 1908-1909, 1915, 1917, 1919-1921,1930-1931; applications to the District Building Committee to sanction appointment of new chapel trustees, 1913, 1915, 1930.


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

The circuit records of York, Monkgate and York, Victoria Bar Circuits are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

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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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