Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
|Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
K075 Donated by Edith & Roger Pratt
E476 + K292
1: Located on Chapel Hill, it was built in 1834.
The final service was held
there on July 3rd 1955, it was demolished in 1958.
Monuments were removed from
the burial ground and it was grassed over except for two which are now placed
on the exterior wall of the present church which was built partly on the site, a
car park is also on the footprint of the original chapel.
in 1766 it was the first Wesleyan Chapel in Yeadon, it was demolished in 1894
and the Church Institute built on the site.
This building was converted into
apartments in 1984 when a time capsule was found containing this image.
3: The chapel was located on Chapel Hill, it was demolished in 1958 and the
burial ground was grassed over.
It was replaced by the present Methodist Church
which is in the same location.
A coment on our facebook page from:
May I comment on this is the building on the left the scout building and the roof in the back ground the methodist church
If so the graves have long gone and so had the grass I think it's s car park now
A reply from our President:
What he says is correct in that the building just visible with its roof
is our current Sanctuary which originally was the Church Hall for the Wesleyan
chapel which is shown.
The site of this is the current health centre car park.
The graves were covered over and are under the grassy area.
We sold it to A.U.D. I think for about £1 the condition that as an open
space it could be used for activities for Scouts Guides etc. and in addition
for community events such as the Yeadon Carnival which was held on it after the
We thought originally about removing the graves in order to sell it as
building land but there are appx. 1200 bodies there and it was going to cost
£12 per body to remove them hence we thought better and is why we took the
decision to pass it to the Council.
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