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Search Aspect ( John Wesley )
Location - Leeds & District

Butcher Lane, Wesleyan Chapel (Rothwell)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Butcher Lane showing the Wesleyan Chapel on the left. Methodist services in Rothwell had originally been held in a farm building on Butcher Lane, belonging to farmer James North. After his death the land was gifted by his widow in 1799 to a group of trustees - which included John Wesley himself - on which to build a chapel.
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Chapel Lane, old Wesleyan Chapel (Yeadon)
Black & White imageUndated View of the old Wesleyan Chapel which dates from 1766 and was built by Jeremiah Marshall of Parkgate, Guiseley. According to Philemon Slater in his 'History of the Ancient Parish of Guiseley' John Wesley often visited Jeremiah Marshall's home and preached twice at the Wesleyan Chapel. The first time, on 2nd May 1782, he wrote 'On Saturday evening I preached to an earnest congregation at Yeadon. The same congregation was present in the morning together with an army of little children.' Again, after preaching on 21st May 1786, he wrote 'Such a company of loving children I have seen nowhere but Oldham.' The chapel was doubled in size in 1770 but still eventually found to be too small. In 1854 it was purchased by Mr. W. B. Crompton Stansfield of Esholt and became a Church of england Mission Hall and School before the building of St. Andrew's Church in 1891. In this image the chapel is in a state of disrepair and was demolished to be replaced by the Church Institute built in 1894. It is now converted to flats.
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Farnley Hill Methodist Church (Farnley) (1 comment)
Colour image1997. Image shows the stone frontage of Farnley Hill Methodist Church located in Stonebridge Lane. The church held its bicentenary in 1997. John Wesley preached in the area in 1761 and also in 1780. His teachings were the inspiration for the founding of the chapel. Mr. William Farrer, a local farmer, held the first meetings in his home, which was situated at the entrance to Havercroft on Croft Lane. This proved inadequate as numbers grew and so land for the chapel was acquired. Building commenced in 1796 and the new chapel opened on 5th June 1797. This early chapel was replaced by the present building, seen here, in 1827 and is now Grade II listed. There are five bays and the three central bays were originally pedimented where a clock was displayed. Above it there was once an open turret which housed a bell. A pair of projecting porches are visible, with inward facing doors and fanlights. School premises were constructed adjacent to the chapel in the following year of 1828.
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Farnley Hill Methodist Church, Bicentenary Celebrations (Farnley)
Colour image1997. Church members are dressed in late eighteenth century costumes as part of the Bicentenary celebrations of Farnley Hill Methodist Church in Stonebridge Lane. The gentleman on the right is Mr. George Edward Ogden. The church opened on 5th June 1797 and was founded as a result of the preachings of John Wesley on his visits in 1761 and 1780. The original chapel was replaced in 1827 by the present day chapel which is now Grade II listed.
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