North Skelton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel


An image believed to be of the interior of North Skelton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel from possibly the 1920s and apparently dressed for a harvest festival or a wedding. The building still stands today and is still used as a place of worship, Geoff Kitching tells us: “The Chapel was corrugated iron on the outside and wood on the inside. My Dad had relatives living just round the corner in Wharton Street in the early 1900’s but he says that they were not Methodists but strictly Church of England.”

Image and information courtesy of Geoff Kitching (son of Bill Kitching formerly of Carlin How).

3 comments to North Skelton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

  • Derick Pearson

    I am one of the member Owners of the existing Tin Chapel on Vaughan street North Skelton and this photo certainly does not resemble that Chapel inside structurally. The present one is owned by the Foundation Christian Fellowship. The building was made of Corrugated iron Sheets but we had those all renewed in the last few years and extensive interior work, including support frames and roofing done.
    This photo could possibly be the Chapel that was on the Boococks Garage and showroom site prior to the Garage. That particular Chapel was sold and went to be an outbuilding at Clitherbecks (or Doubting castle other name) farm Danby. It was bought by Farmer David Harland for £50 in 1966 which was an outstanding bargain at that time. There was an article in the KEY local magazine which Norma Burleraux helped publish. It may be worth looking at that to get greater detail.

  • Derick Pearson

    Having examined the building further, it would appear that the sectioned off part at the far end has been altered dramatically. The whole of the far end as you look at it has been altered but the trusses in the roof remain in the same place. So there is now a complete dividing wall there at the far end and 2 sections. A mid room, and a Kitchen party room at the back. It has been this way long before we purchased this building in 1992. I have found remains of altered timbers indicating that this IS possible the same building.

  • Philip Myers

    I understand my grandfather Frank Myers married here in 1907. He lived in Wharton Street and married Harriet Maud Embleton. He was a Horse keeper at the mine for 40 years. He lived in William Street where I visited often as a boy!

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