Catalogue description Barnsley Westgate Methodist Church records

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Title: Barnsley Westgate Methodist Church records

Built in 1792 and opened in 1794 by the Wesleyan Methodists, the building was vacated in 1846 when they moved to Pitt Street. It was sold to the Primitive Methodists in September 1868. It was closed as a place of worship in 1948. These records relate to the Primitive Methodists. Comprising:


1. Registers 1796-1836: Comprising, Baptism register, also transcript and index;


2. Minutes 1847-1898: Comprising, Trustees Minute Book 1847-1867, 1876-1898;


3. Financial 1825-1948: Including, Trustees account book 1847-1866, Treasurer's account book 1878-1927, 1929-1932, 1933-1948, Sittings book 1825-1831, 1850-1853, Receipts etc;


4. Correspondence 1927-1945: Comprising:


1. List of deeds received by the Primitive Methodist Chapel Aid Association Ltd from the Westgate Primitive Chapel Trustees 1927;


2. List of deeds received by Smith and Ibberson Solicitors from Westgate Primitive Church October 1945;


3. Letter from the Trustees regarding the investment of £500 on behalf of Pitt Street Methodist Church;


5. Sunday School 1831-1890: Comprising:


1. Account book for Sunday school includes minutes of early year meeting for 1850-1851, three pamphlets for Sunday school anniversary giving details of sermons and hymns 1831-1851;


2. Sunday School accounts 1851-1890;


3. Sunday School register of attendance, list names of scholars and amount paid each quarter 1860-1886;


6. Mortgage 1903: Equitable mortgage between the Trustees of Westgate Chapel and House, Barnsley Circuit and the Primitive Methodist Chapel Aid Association (signed) November 1903;


7. Insurance 1939: Fire Policy for 108 Park Grove, Barnsley 1939;


8. Conveyance 1927: Conveyance between Mrs M E Coles to the Trustees of the Primitive Methodist Chapel Aid Association regarding a plot of land and house known as Roseville, Park Grove, Barnsley, July 1927;


9. Miscellaneous 1903: List of the Trustees of Westgate Primitive Methodist Chapel, October 1903.

Date: 1796-1948
Held by: Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Barnsley Westgate Methodist Church

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  • Coles, M E, fl 1927, of Barnsley
  • Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire
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