Aireborough Historical Society

Wesleyan Chapel

Wesleyan Chapel

Title
Wesleyan Chapel
Date Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
F030
Comment
Situated on Chapel Hill, it was built in 1834.
The chapel was the scene of near rioting when a schism occurred between the different Methodist factions.
As a result the reformers went on to build the chapel on the High Street which later became the Lecture Hall when Queen Street Chapel was built  for the United Methodist Reformed Church.
   All the different Methodist churches came together in 1932 when the Methodist Union took place but it was some time before the Yeadon branches merged.
The chapel seen here was demolished in 1958, the present Methodist Church was built in front of the site of  this old chapel.

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Undated: On the left is what was the 1st Wesleyan Chapel to be built in Yeadon, erected in 1766 by Jeremiah Marshall of Parkgate House, Guiseley.

On the roof is a bell tower to summon the faithful.

The chapel was sold in 1854, the larger chapel having been built on Chapel Hill in 1834, it was bought by W R Crompton Stansfield of Esholt Hall who gave permission for the chapel to be used as a Church of England Mission Hall and school.

   In 1891 St Andrews Church was built and the chapel became known as "old St Andrews".

It was demolished and replaced on the same site by the Church Institute in 1894 which is seen on the right, it was converted into apartments in 1984 so remains one of the few old Yeadon landmarks.

Photographer of right image, Edwy Harling

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Undated: Located on Chapel Hill and built in 1834, this Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was one the scene of rioting and bitter division.

A schism occurred between the different Methodist factions which led to violent disagreements in the chapel, as a result the reformers left and built a chapel on the High Street in 1855.

Their followers grew in number and it became necessary to erect an even larger chapel which was Queen Street or the United Methodist Reform Church opened in 1865, the High Street premises became the Lecture Hall and schoolroom. 

    All the various divisions of the Methodist Church came together in 1932 when the Methodist Union took place but it was some time before the Yeadon branches merged. The chapel seen here was demolished in 1958, the present Methodist Church on the right was built to replace it. In the foreground is the old chapel burial ground, the monuments were removed and the area grassed over .

Between this and the present chapel is a car park which was the site of the old chapel, the right side of the present church was the old Wesleyan schoolroom.

Photographer of right image, Edwy Harling

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Undated: First Wesleyan Chapel, Yeadon.

Photo of the building on Chapel Lane with information about the building, this photo was owned by Grace Prince and donated by Robert Bashford.

 




 

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