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WEARDALE METHODIST CIRCUIT

Catalogue Contents

Weardale Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/We 1-4)

Circuit schedules, 1876 - 1889
Document format of M/We 1


Circuit schedules, 1889 - 1901, with details of collections to 1902
Document format of M/We 2


Property schedules, 1877 - 1896
Document format of M/We 3


Accounts, 1876 - 1908
Document format of M/We 4

Wolsingham Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/We 5-21)

Baptisms register, 1840 - 1868, with one entry for 1869
Document format of M/We 5


Baptisms register, 1869 - 1876
Document format of M/We 6


Baptisms register, 1877 - 1894
Document format of M/We 7


Circuit schedules, 1840 - 1847, with details of collections to 1848 (fragmentary)
Document format of M/We 8


Circuit schedules, 1849 - 1869
Document format of M/We 9


Circuit schedules, 1869 - 1887
Document format of M/We 10


Circuit schedules, 1887 - 1894
Document format of M/We 11


Circuit schedules, 1894 - 1906
Document format of M/We 12


Property schedules, 1856 - 1879
Document format of M/We 13


Property schedules, 1898-1906
Document format of M/We 14


Day and Sunday Schools schedules, 1869 - 1874, 1893 - 1898
Document format of M/We 15-16


Quarterly Meetings minutes, 1858 - 1860, and accounts, 1858 - 1895
Document format of M/We 17


Quarterly Meetings minutes, 1861 - 1885 Include also a copy of a 'memorial to the Conference' proposed 26 June 1871, deploring the Resolution of 1862 forbidding Superintendents to allow 'the occupation of any of our chapels for continuous service by persons who are not amenable to our regular discipline'
Document format of M/We 18


Quarterly Meetings minutes, 1885 - 1902
Document format of M/We 19


Quarterly Meetings minutes, 1902 - 1906
Document format of M/We 20


Accounts, 1896 - 1920
Document format of M/We 21

Wolsingham and Weardale Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/We 22-26)

Circuit plans (incomplete series), April 1913 - July 1933
Document format of M/We 22


Circuit schedules, 1901 - 1915 Weardale Wesleyan Methodist Circuit until September 1906
Document format of M/We 23


Property schedules, 1897 - 1915 Weardale Wesleyan Methodist Circuit until September 1906
Document format of M/We 24


Property schedules, 1916 - 1934
Document format of M/We 25


Accounts, 1920 - 1934
Document format of M/We 26

Stanhope and Westgate Primitive Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/We 27)

Baptisms register, 1880 - 1934
Document format of M/We 27

(Ref: M/We 28)

Individual Churches

Frosterley Methodist Church (formerly Primitive Methodist)


Baptism register, 1874 - 1891
Document format of M/We 28

Frosterley Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan Methodist) (Ref: M/We 29-30/8)

Collection journal, 1906 - 1942
Document format of M/We 29


Plan of the proposed Wesleyan Chapel, Frosterley, showing front elevation and area over vestry, by W.H. Bisley, architect, 24 February 1877 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch [1: 96]
Document format of M/We 30/1


Plan of the proposed Wesleyan chapel, Frosterley, showing back elevation, section of pulpit and elevation of pulpit and rostrum, by W.H. Bisley, architect, 1877 Scales: 8 feet to 1 inch [1: 96] and 1/2 inch to 1 foot [1: 24]
Document format of M/We 30/2


Plan of the proposed Wesleyan Chapel, Frosterley, showing longitudinal section, by W.H. Bisley, architect, 24 February 1877 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch [1: 96]
Document format of M/We 30/3


Plan of the proposed Wesleyan Chapel, Frosterley, showing transverse section and detail of seats, by W.H. Bisley, architect, 7 March 1877 Scales: 8 feet to 1 inch [1: 96] and 1 foot to 1/2 inch [1: 24]
Document format of M/We 30/4


Plan of the proposed Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Frosterley, showing ground floor plan and details of corbels, mould to door arches, and window jambs, n.d. No scale
Document format of M/We 30/5


Plan of the proposed Wesleyan Chapel, Fosterley, showing ground floor plan, n.d. Scale: ¹/8 inch to 1 foot [1: 96]
Document format of M/We 30/6


Plan of the proposed Wesleyan Chapel, Frosterley, showing gratings for heating pipes and floor plan, by W.H. Bisley, 23 April 1877 Scale: 1 inch to 1 foot [1:12] and ¹/8 inch to 1 foot [1:96]
Document format of M/We 30/7


Plan of the Wesleyan Chapel, Frosterley, showing details of stonework, n.d. No scale
Document format of M/We 30/8

Wearhead Methodist Church (formerly Primitive Methodist) (Ref: M/We 31-32)

Trustees' and Trustee and Committee Meetings minutes, 1908-42; includes: minutes of a Leaders' and Trustees' meeting, 15 December 1936
Document format of M/We 31


Accounts, 1908 -1940
Document format of M/We 32

Miscellaneous (Ref: M/We 33)

First edition, 1" to 1 mile O.S. maps of Weardale, Sheets CII N.E., CII N.W., CIII N.W., CV N.E., N.W., S.E., S.W., CVI N.E., S.E., S.W., 1862 - 1869
Document format of M/We 33

(Ref: M/We 34-69)

Second Deposit(Acc: 665(D))

Weardale Methodist Circuit


Quarterly Meeting minutes, 1934 - 1945
Document format of M/We 34


Local Preachers' Meeting minutes, 1934 - 1956 (1 volume


Sunday School and Youth Council minutes, 1913 - 1956 (Wolsingham Circuit until 1935)
Document format of M/We 36


Roll books: Westgate, St. John's Chapel, Wearhead, 1934 - 1937
Document format of M/We 37-40


Roll books: as above, plus Brotherlee and Burnhope, 1937 - 1945
Document format of M/We 41-47


Roll books: High House, Wearhead, Lanehead, 1944 - 1955 (also Burnhope 1945 - 1949, 1952 - 1953) See also M/We 67
Document format of M/We 48-57


Roll books: Westgate, Brotherlee, St. John's Chapel, 1946 - 1956 (also High House, Wearhead, Lanehead, 1955 - 1956)
Document format of M/We 58-67


Class book (covering whole circuit) c.1935
Document format of M/We 68


Vouchers and receipts, 1934 - 1959
Document format of M/We 69

(Ref: M/We 74-76)

Weardale Wesleyan Methodist Circuit
Formed 1876; amalgamated with Wolsingham and Frosterley to form new Wolsingham and Weardale circuit in 1906


Baptisms register (St. John's section), 1878 - 1904
Document format of M/We 74


Quarterly Meeting and Local Preachers' Meeting minutes, 1876 - 1990
Document format of M/We 75


Quarterly Meeting and Local Preachers' Meeting minutes, 1891 - 1906
Document format of M/We 76

Wolsingham Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/We 77-82)

Baptisms register, 1858 - 1878
Document format of M/We 77


Local Preachers' Meeting minutes, 1840 - 1856
Document format of M/We 78


Local Preachers' Meeting minutes, 1860 - 1887
Document format of M/We 79


Missionary Society accounts, 1889 - 1904
Document format of M/We 80


Missionary Society accounts, 1927 - 1936
Document format of M/We 81


Correspondence re transfer of Tow Law Wesleyan School to Durham County Council, 1904 - 1905
Document format of M/We 82

Stanhope Primitive Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/We 83-85)

Baptisms register, 1840 - 1859
Document format of M/We 83


Baptisms register, 1859 - 1870
Document format of M/We 84


Baptisms register, 1867 - 1909
Document format of M/We 85

(Ref: M/We 86-106)

Westgate Primitive Methodist Circuit
Amalgamated with ex-Wesleyan Wolsingham and Weardale circuit to form Weardale circuit in 1934


Account of the monies and members, 1837 - 1849
Document format of M/We 86


Account of the monies and members, 1850 - 1873
Document format of M/We 87


Account of the monies and members, 1873 - 1893
Document format of M/We 88


Account of the monies and members, 1893 - 1914
Document format of M/We 89


Account of the monies and members, 1915 - 1934
Document format of M/We 90


Lists of members, 1838 - 1848
Document format of M/We 91


State of the Chapels (financial), 1838 - 1858
Document format of M/We 92


Reports to the District Meeting (including membership numbers; account of preachers' careers; account of the chapels; and lists of "failures", etc.), 1836 - 1932
Document format of M/We 93


Chapel schedules, 1860 - 1931
Document format of M/We 94


Jubilee Thanksgiving Fund accounts, 1893 - 1899
Document format of M/We 95


Annual schedules of Sunday Schools, 1876 - 1931; Christian Endeavour; Band of Hope Union; and Abstainers' League, etc., 1899 - 1931
Document format of M/We 96


Synoptical accounts of trust estates, 1878 - 1895
Document format of M/We 97


Centenary fund, lists of sums promised, 1908 - 1912 and n.d.
Document format of M/We 98


Financial statements, 1931
Document format of M/We 99


Accounts of preacher's house at Stanhope, 1865 - 1926
Document format of M/We 100


Form of application for permission to sell the Manse at Stanhope, due to proposed amalgamation with ex-Wesleyan Wolsingham and Weardale circuit, 1934
Document format of M/We 101


Accounts, 1843 - 1859
Document format of M/We 102


Accounts, 1859 - 1873
Document format of M/We 103


Accounts, 1873 - 1880
Document format of M/We 104


Accounts, 1883 - 1890
Document format of M/We 105


Accounts, 1890 - 1905
Document format of M/We 106

Stanhope/Westgate Primitive Methodist Circuit(s) (Ref: M/We 107-149)

Roll books: Lanehead, St. John's Chapel, Brotherlee, 1908 - 1925
Document format of M/We 107-113


Roll books: Westgate, Wearhead, 1923 - 1925
Document format of M/We 114-115


Roll books: Westgate, Wearhead, Lanehead, St. John's Chapel, Brotherlee, 1927 - 1934
Document format of M/We 116-122


Roll books: Stanhope, 1913 - 1928 and n.d.
Document format of M/We 123-133


Roll books: Frosterley and Rookhope, 1919 - 1928 and n.d.
Document format of M/We 134-144


Roll books: Stanhope, Frosterley and Rookhope, 1929 - 1934
Document format of M/We 145-149

Unspecified Circuit (Ref: M/We 150-151)

Accounts, 1906 - 1920
Document format of M/We 150


Accounts, 1920 - 1928
Document format of M/We 151

(Ref: M/We 152-154)

Individual Churches

Brotherlee Methodist Church (formerly Primitive Methodist)
Chapel closed and amalgamated with Westgate in 1963


Trustees' minutes and financial statements, 1913 - 1963
Document format of M/We 152


Trust accounts, 1912 - 1960
Document format of M/We 153


Society fund accounts, 1961 - 1963
Document format of M/We 154

(Ref: M/We 155-161)

Burnhope Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan Methodist)
Chapel closed in 1952


Trustees' minutes, 1905 - 1952
Document format of M/We 155


Steward's book, 1882 - 1889
Document format of M/We 156


Subscriptions and accounts, 1941 - 1950
Document format of M/We 157


Collection journal, 1905 - 1951
Document format of M/We 158


Sunday School accounts, 1916 - 1940
Document format of M/We 159


Sunday School accounts, 1941 - 1952
Document format of M/We 160


Sunday School register, 1937 - 1950
Document format of M/We 161

Eastgate Methodist Church (formerly Bainbridge Memorial Wesleyan Methodist) (Ref: M/We 162-163)

Trustees' minutes, 1904 - 1934
Document format of M/We 162


Trustees' minutes, 1937 - 1965
Document format of M/We 163

Frosterley Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/We 164)

Collections journal, 1905 - 1916
Document format of M/We 164

Frosterley Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/We 165-167)

Trustees' minutes, 1877 - 1886
Document format of M/We 165


Pew rents accounts, 1895 - 1901 (Duplicates)
Document format of M/We 166-167

(Ref: M/We 168-172)

High House Methodist Church, Ireshopeburn (formerly Wesleyan Methodist)
Built at Ireshopeburn in 1781 and called 'High House'


Baptisms register, 1813 - 1837
Document format of M/We 168


Baptisms register, 1842 - 1858 Includes 'High House and elsewhere'
Document format of M/We 169


Trustees' minutes, 1893 - 1937
Document format of M/We 170


Correspondence, programmes, etc. Found infolded in M/We 170
Document format of M/We 171


Sunday School accounts, 1896 - 1953
Document format of M/We 172

(Ref: M/We 173-175)

Lanehead Methodist Church (formerly Lanehead Zion and Lanehead East, amalgamated in 1948)
Church closed and the Society transferred to Wearhead in 1962


Trustees' minutes, 1948 - 1964
Document format of M/We 173


Collection journal (Lanehead Zion until 1948), 1935 - 1962
Document format of M/We 174


Bank book, 1949 - 1953
Document format of M/We 175

(Ref: M/We 176-177)

St. John's Chapel Methodist Church (formerly Ebenezer, Primitive Methodist)
Amalgamated with St. John's Chapel (West) ex-Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1936 - 1937
See also M/We 180


Collection journal, 1924 - 1933
Document format of M/We 176


Trust accounts, 1935 - 1952
Document format of M/We 177

(Ref: M/We 178-180)

St. John's Chapel, West, Wesleyan Methodist Church
Amalgamated with Ebenezer ex-Primitive Methodist Church in 1936 - 1937


Trustees' minutes, 1898 - 1928
Document format of M/We 178


Trustees' minutes, 1928 - 1937
Document format of M/We 179


United Methodist Choirs (later called Methodist Choir) minutes, 1935 - 1938
Document format of M/We 180

(Ref: M/We 181)

Stanhope, Gilmore, Primitive Methodist Church
(New chapel built in 1876)
Amalgamated with High Street ex-Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1966


Trust accounts, 1872 - 1936
Document format of M/We 181

(Ref: M/We 182-183)

Stanhope, High Street, Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan Methodist)
Amalgamated with Gilmore ex-Primitive Methodist Church in 1966


Leaders' and Society Meeting minutes, 1954 - 1966 Infolded: Gilmore Leaders' minutes, 1965 - 1966
Document format of M/We 182


Weekly offerings account, 1920 - 1924
Document format of M/We 183

Wearhead Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan Methodist) (Ref: M/We 184-187)

Accounts, 1863 - 1937
Document format of M/We 184


Church roll, 1908 - 1909
Document format of M/We 185


Sunday School accounts, 1901 - 1937
Document format of M/We 186


Sunday School register, 1961 - 1963
Document format of M/We 187

(Ref: M/We 188-190)

Westgate, West End Primitive Methodist Church
Amalgamated with Westgate North Road ex-Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1937


Collection journal, 1897 - 1909
Document format of M/We 188


Class books, 1911 - 1933
Document format of M/We 189-190

(Ref: M/We 191-192)

Westgate Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan Methodist)
Renamed in view of Methodist Union as Westgate (North Road) Methodist Church in 1932; church closed and Society amalgamated with West End ex-Primitive Methodist Church in 1937


Trustees' minutes, 1872 - 1938
Document format of M/We 191


Accounts, 1889 - 1937
Document format of M/We 192

Wolsingham Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan Methodist) (Ref: M/We 193-194)

Trustees' minutes, 1932 - 1965
Document format of M/We 193


Sunday School minutes, 1907 - 1947
Document format of M/We 194

Unspecified Churches (Ref: M/We 195-210)

Baptisms register (part only), 1838 - 1842; and one page giving four entries, 1856 - 1857
Document format of M/We 195


Trustees' minutes (Primitive Methodist), 1905 - 1937
Document format of M/We 196


Trust accounts ("Wesley Church"), 1944 - 1967
Document format of M/We 197


Class books, 1905 - 1964
Document format of M/We 198-209


Notices of burials (stubs), 1915 - 1919
Document format of M/We 210

(Ref: M/We 211)

Third Deposit(Acc: 669(D))

Rookhope Methodist Church (formerly Primitive Methodist)


Trustees' minutes, 1913 - 1945
Document format of M/We 211

Stanhope Methodist Church (formerly Gilmore Primitive Methodist) (Ref: M/We 212-216)

Trustees' minutes, 1875 - 1904
Document format of M/We 212


Leaders' Meeting minutes, 1896 - 1925
Document format of M/We 213


Leaders' Meeting minutes, 1926 - 1964
Document format of M/We 214


Trustees' accounts, 1939 - 1967
Document format of M/We 215


Sunday School cash book, 1953 - 1966
Document format of M/We 216

Stanhope Methodist Church (formerly High Street Wesleyan Methodist) (Ref: M/We 217-225)

Trustees' minutes, 1883 - 1912 Attached at back: list of furniture, etc. in the school, 1892; news cutting re discussion by Weardale Education Committee on church and council schools, n.d.
Document format of M/We 217


Trustees' minutes, 1913 - 1940
Document format of M/We 218


Teachers' Meeting minutes, 1886 - 1915 Infolded: Sunday School anniversary celebrations poster, 1916; evangelistic leaflet, "The boy who showed that he was thankful", n.d. [c.1910 - 1919]
Document format of M/We 219


Leaders', Society, and Finance Meeting minutes, 1915 - 1954 Infolded: War Damage Rebuilding Fund, printed leaflet, n.d.
Document format of M/We 220


Steward's accounts, 1920 - 1941
Document format of M/We 221


Wesley Guild accounts, 1926 - 1936
Document format of M/We 222


Sunday School accounts, 1907 - 1931
Document format of M/We 223


Sunday School librarian's register, 1896 - 1922
Document format of M/We 224


Sunday School attendance register, 1929 - 1945
Document format of M/We 225

Unspecified Churches (Ref: M/We 226-227)

Stanhope, Leaders' Meeting minutes, 1931 - 1950
Document format of M/We 226


Sunday School accounts, 1899 - 1924
Document format of M/We 227

Miscellaneous (received with the above items) (Ref: M/We 228)

Rookhope County School, teacher's lesson notes, 1956-57
Document format of M/We 228

Fourth Deposit(Acc: 1131(D)) (Ref: M/We 229-232)

Plan and Directory, (No. 13/17), July 1963
Document format of M/We 229


Plan and Directory, (No. 13/16), April 1964
Document format of M/We 230


Plan and Directory, (No. 13/16), July 1964
Document format of M/We 231


Plan and Directory, (No. 13/14), July 1976
Document format of M/We 232

(Ref: M/We 233)

Fifth Deposit(Acc: 1217(D))

Unspecified Primitive Methodist Church, Stanhope


Organ Committee minutes, 24 May 1881 - 21 September 1886 At end: Christmas Effort Committee Minutes, 1889
Document format of M/We 233

(Ref: M/We 234-236)

Sixth Deposit(Acc: 1313(D))

Westgate Wesleyan Methodist Circuit
Amalgamated with Weardale Methodist Circuit, c.1934


Westgate Circuit Book: Minutes of quarterly meetings and of preachers' meetings, September 1834 - September 1854
Document format of M/We 234


Westgate Circuit Book: Minutes of committee meetings, 8 August 1834 - 29 May 1864, leaders' meetings, 4 July 1834 - 15 December 1856 and preachers' meetings, 23 December 1854 - 10 December 1864
Document format of M/We 235


Summary of accounts of chapels in the Methodist Circuit of Westgate, 1934 and of Weardale, 1935 - 1956 Includes: Returns of endowments of chapels in the circuit: 1941, 1944, 1945 and some undated
Document format of M/We 236

Weardale Circuit (Ref: M/We 237-248)

Weardale Circuit Quarterly minute book, with minutes of General Purposes Committee, 9 September 1959 - 15 May 1969
Document format of M/We 237


Weardale Circuit Plan and Directory, October 1934 -January 1953
Document format of M/We 238


Weardale Circuit Plan and Directory, January 1953 - March 1975 (missing: April - June and September - December 1972, October - December 1973, January - April and October - December 1974, April - June 1962, April - June and October - December 1957)
Document format of M/We 239


Wolsingham and Weardale Circuit Stewards' statement of accounts for three quarters ending 31 August 1927
Document format of M/We 240


Letters from Methodist Chapel Aid Association Ltd., to Rev. J.W. Sergeant, Superintendent Minister of Wolsingham and Weardale Circuit, concerning loan, 19 February 1937 - 18 June 1938
Document format of M/We 241


Summarised accounts of chapels in the Weardale Circuit, March 1957 - December 1970
Document format of M/We 242


Weardale Circuit, return of endowments held in accordance with Charities Act, n.d.
Document format of M/We 243


List of dimensions of churches and schools in the Weardale (A) Circuit, May - June 1941
Document format of M/We 244


Weardale Circuit Records Book: lists of members, subscriptions and officials, n.d.
Document format of M/We 245


Carry the News, Wolsingham and Weardale Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, September 1920, April and September 1924
Document format of M/We 246


Weardale Crusader, August 1956 - January 1962
Document format of M/We 247


Weardale Crusader, accounts book, August 1956 - January 1962
Document format of M/We 248

(Ref: M/We 249)

Boltsburn Wesleyan Methodist Church (See Rookhope)

Burnhope Wesleyan Methodist Chapel


Accounts book, 1856 - 1952
Document format of M/We 249

Eastgate Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Ref: M/We 250-260)

14 March 1892 (1) Bainbridge Proudfoot (2) Trustees of the Wesleyan Chapel, Eastgate Sale of two yards of land for £2, the land being for the sole use of the chapel
Document format of M/We 250


Correspondence concerning installation of an organ and extension of the chapel, 5 June 1918 - 1924
Document format of M/We 251


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 27 February 1851
Document format of M/We 252


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 18 July 1904
Document format of M/We 253


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 11 July 1927
Document format of M/We 254


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees of Eastgate Chapel and Schoolroom, 31 July 1947
Document format of M/We 255


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 30 April 1963
Document format of M/We 256


Appointment of new trustees of Eastgate Chapel by the Charity Commission, 9 April 1872
Document format of M/We 257


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees of Eastgate Wesleyan Methodist Schoolroom, 17 November 1904
Document format of M/We 258


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees of Eastgate Wesleyan Methodist Schoolroom, 11 July 1927
Document format of M/We 259


Declaration adopting the New Model Deed in accordance with section 17 of the Methodist Church Union Act, 1929, by trustees, 17 January 1946
Document format of M/We 260

Frosterley (Bridge End) Methodist Chapel (formerly Primitive Methodist) (Ref: M/We 261-265)

Memorandum of appointment of new trustees, 1 March 1924
Document format of M/We 261


Memorandum of appointment of new trustees, 11 April 1938
Document format of M/We 262


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 25 January 1956
Document format of M/We 263


Declaration by trustees adopting New Model Deed in accordance with Section 17, Methodist Church Union Act, 1929, 10 March 1938
Document format of M/We 264


Posters and newspaper articles for centenary celebrations, 1961
Document format of M/We 265

Frosterley (East End) Methodist Chapel (Ref: M/We 266-272)

Leaders' meeting minute book, January 1934 - August 1938
Document format of M/We 266


Account book, 1926 - 1948
Document format of M/We 267


Weekly accounts of envelope and collection totals, 21 May 1950 - 19 February 1951
Document format of M/We 268


Weekly accounts of amounts given by covenanted envelopes, 23 August 1936 - 27 November 1960
Document format of M/We 269


Collection book, 1942 - 1953
Document format of M/We 270


Receipted bills from Nelson & Co., Organ Builders, Durham, to East End Chapel Frosterley, for tuning services, 1958 - 1960
Document format of M/We 271


Sunday School Roll Book, January 1935 - December 1947
Document format of M/We 272

Gilmore Methodist Chapel, Stanhope (Ref: M/We 273-276)

Trustees' minute book, 10 January 1930 - 6 February 1950
Document format of M/We 273


Trustees' minute book, 24 April 1950 - 20 September 1966
Document format of M/We 274


Statement of accounts, 1966
Document format of M/We 275


Statement of accounts, year ending 31 August 1968
Document format of M/We 276

High House Methodist Chapel (Ref: M/We 277-289)

Itemised account of sums owed to R.W. Bainbridge by trustees, and note concerning enclosure of deeds from R.W. Bainbridge to Cuthbert Harrison, 1835 - 1837
Document format of M/We 277


Letter from R.W. Bainbridge of Alston to Cuthbert Harrison, trustees, concerning signing of deeds, and accounts owed to R.W. Bainbridge by trustees of High House Chapel, 16 August 1837
Document format of M/We 278


Letter from Wesleyan Chapel Committee to Rev. J. Mackintosh, Darlington, concerning conditions of purchase of land, 14 December 1886
Document format of M/We 279


Letters from J.T. Carr, Collector of Taxes, and the Wesleyan Chapel Committee to Rev. W.J. Pearce, concerning income tax on Chapel Keeper's Cottage, 31 January 1905
Document format of M/We 280


Letters concerning grant towards renovation of chapel, July 1954 - June 1955
Document format of M/We 281


Statement of accounts of renovation fund, April - September 1955
Document format of M/We 282


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 30 October 1915
Document format of M/We 283


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 24 September 1937
Document format of M/We 284


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 28 January 1960
Document format of M/We 285


Appointment of new trustees by Charity Commission, 5 March 1872
Document format of M/We 286


Declaration by trustees adopting New Model Deed in accordance with Section 17 of Methodist Church Union Act, 1929, 8 November 1955
Document format of M/We 287


Leaders' Meeting minute book, 20 August 1959 - 24 February 1972
Document format of M/We 288


Souvenir booklet to celebrate the bicentenary of High House Chapel, 1760 - 1960
Document format of M/We 289

Lanehead (East End) Chapel (Ref: M/We 290)

Correspondence concerning sale of chapel site, n.d.
Document format of M/We 290

Rookhope Methodist Chapel (formerly Rookhope (Boltsburn) and Rookhope (Chapel Terrace) amalgamated, c.1937) (Ref: M/We 291-301)

Boltsburn Trust minute book, 5 February 1924 - 27 March 1962
Document format of M/We 291


Trustees' minute book, 12 September 1961 - 31 October 1976
Document format of M/We 292


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, Rookhope Wesleyan Chapel, Boltsburn, 14 November 1891
Document format of M/We 293


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, Rookhope Wesleyan Chapel, Boltsburn, 29 June 1918
Document format of M/We 294


Memoranda of choice and appointment of new trustees, Rookhope (Boltsburn), 13 April 1937, 21 July 1948 and 26 August 1969
Document format of M/We 295-7


Letter from Methodist Church General Chapel Committee to Rev. J.W. Sergeant, Wolsingham, concerning amalgamation of Rookhope (Boltsburn, formerly Wesleyan) and Rookhope (Chapel Terrace, formerly Primitive) Methodist Churches, 6 January 1936
Document format of M/We 298


Forms of resignation from trusts of Rookhope (Chapel Terrace) church, February 1937
Document format of M/We 299


Acknowledgement of registration of memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees, Rookhope (Chapel Terrace) church, 18 May 1937
Document format of M/We 300


Declaration adopting the New Model Deed in accordance with Section 17 of Methodist Church Union Act, 1929, by trustees of Rookhope (Boltsburn), 1 December 1936
Document format of M/We 301

Stanhope Chapel (Ref: M/We 302-319)

Conditions for erection of chapel, laid down by Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 2 May 1872
Document format of M/We 302


Conditions for enlargement of chapel, issued by Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 20 June 1877
Document format of M/We 303


Itemised account of bill from Robert Gill to Trustees January 1870 - January 1871
Document format of M/We 304


Receipt from W.C. Forster for £12 10s.0d. paid by trustees , 3 July 1872
Document format of M/We 305


Application to Wesleyan Chapel Committee, from trustee for a loan towards removal of debt, 26 March 1878
Document format of M/We 306


Cash book of Trust account, 1890 - 1937, Bainbridge legacy 1909 - 1937 and lists of trustees, 1902 and 1905
Document format of M/We 307


Accounts for 1938 and 1939
Document format of M/We 308


Accounts for 1937
Document format of M/We 309


Trustees' pass book, 5 December 1938 - 31 December 1945
Document format of M/We 310


List of subscriptions and expenditure n.d.
Document format of M/We 311


Minute Book of various committees, 30 November 1966 - 22 February 1972
Document format of M/We 312


Memorandum of appointment of new trustees, 15 June 1889
Document format of M/We 313


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 28 March 1905
Document format of M/We 314


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 2 October 1915
Document format of M/We 315


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 10 May 1938
Document format of M/We 316


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees and correction to list of deeds, 30 April 1957
Document format of M/We 317


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees 12 December 1966
Document format of M/We 318


Declaration, by trustees, adopting New Model Deed in accordance with section 17 of Methodist Church Union Act 1929, 1 March 1954
Document format of M/We 319

Stanhope Methodist School (Ref: M/We 320-332)

Acknowledgement of registration of deed of enlargement, dated 20 November 1877, by Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 17 October 1879
Document format of M/We 320


24 June 1892 (1) Trustees of Wesleyan Chapel and Schools (2) Stanhope School Board Lease of the Wesleyan School, Back Lane, Stanhope
Document format of M/We 321


Letters from Wesleyan Training College, Westminster, and Wesleyan Chapel Committee to Rev. J. Gibson, Darlington, concerning lease of Stanhope School to Durham Education Committee, July - August 1892
Document format of M/We 322


24 April 1896 (1) Trustees of Wesleyan Chapel and Schools (2) Stanhope School Board Copy of lease of Wesleyan School, Back Lane, Stanhope
Document format of M/We 323


Letters concerning renewal of lease of Stanhope School by Durham County Council, 7 April 1913 - 8 May 1913
Document format of M/We 324


July 1913 (1) Trustees of the Stanhope Wesleyan School (2) Durham County Council Draft lease of Wesleyan School, Back Lane, Stanhope
Document format of M/We 325


Correspondence concerning renewal of lease of Stanhope Council School by Durham County Council and raising rent, 13 February 1950 - 23 February 1951
Document format of M/We 326


n.d. [1951] (1) Trustees of the Stanhope County School (2) Durham County Council Draft lease of Stanhope County School
Document format of M/We 327


2 April 1952 (1) Joseph Turnbull Wearmouth, Henry Allan Whitfield and Ernest Irwin, all of Stanhope, authorised to act on behalf of the Trustees of Stanhope Wesleyan School (2) Durham County Council Copy of lease of Stanhope County School
Document format of M/We 328


Correspondence between Rev. J. Sanson, Superintendant Minister, Weardale Circuit, and Durham County Council Elementary Education Department, concerning sanitary improvements at Stanhope Council School, 21 March 1906 - 22 August 1907
Document format of M/We 329


Correspondence between Durham County Council and Rev. F. Edmondson, Stanhope Manse, concerning provision of meals at Stanhope Council School, 18 - 20 January 1944
Document format of M/We 330


Correspondence between Trustees of Stanhope School and Durham County Architect concerning design and building of new coal bunker for the school, August 1956 - February 1957 Originally enclosed in M/We 162
Document format of M/We 331


Plan of coal bunker to be built at Stanhope County School by G. R. Clayton, County Architect, June 1956 Originally enclosed in M/We 168
Document format of M/We 332

Stanhope Manse (Ref: M/We 333-337)

Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees of Wesleyan Methodist Minister's House, Stanhope, 26 February 1926
Document format of M/We 333


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees of Stanhope Manse, 6 February 1946
Document format of M/We 334


Declaration by trustees adopting the New Model Deed in accordance with section 17 of Methodist Church Union Act 1929, 2 January 1946
Document format of M/We 335


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 3 November 1970
Document format of M/We 336


Schedule of the Minister's House, Stanhope, 31 December 1875
Document format of M/We 337

St. John's Chapel Methodist Church (Ref: M/We 338-356)

Letter from Wesleyan Chapel Committee to Rev. T. Rigby, Wolsingham, giving conditions for erection of chapel at St. John's Chapel, 4 June 1868
Document format of M/We 338


Letter from Wesleyan Chapel Committee to Rev. R. Webb, Weardale, giving conditions for extension of chapel, 6 June 1894
Document format of M/We 339


Minutes of trustees' meeting, 25 November 1909
Document format of M/We 340


Minute book, 11 December 1936 - 21 September 1976
Document format of M/We 341


Trust accounts, February 1885 - February 1937
Document format of M/We 342


Draft memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees, 10 December 1910
Document format of M/We 343


Memorandum choice and appointment of trustees, at West Chapel, 3 March 1937
Document format of M/We 344


Memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees, West Chapel, 10 December 1920
Document format of M/We 345


Memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees, West and Ebenezer Chapels, 22 June 1948
Document format of M/We 346


Memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees of West and Ebenezer Chapels, 21 April 1960
Document format of M/We 347


Declaration by trustees of West Chapel, adopting the New Model Deed in accordance with Methodist Church Union Act 1929, 20 December 1936
Document format of M/We 348


Correspondence concerning sale of old school, West Chapel, 23 June 1937 and 20 August 1937
Document format of M/We 349


Correspndence concerning projected alterations to the West Chapel, 1 November 1945 - 18 July 1950
Document format of M/We 350


Correspondence concerning renovation of ceiling at the West Chapel, 9 December 1952 - 15 April 1953
Document format of M/We 351


Es timates for re-decorating, 3 June 1975 Originally enclosed in M/We 341
Document format of M/We 352


Correspondence concerning sale of land for footpath, 10 December 1931 - 12 March 1932
Document format of M/We 353


Correspondence concerning possible sale of former Primitve Methodist Chapel, [Ebenezer], 9 November 1954 - 13 April 1955
Document format of M/We 354


Correspondence between D.H. Williams, St. Johns Chapel, and T. Barr, Wolsingham Manse, concerning deeds and trustees of St. John's Chapel, 26 November 1909 - 31 May 1910
Document format of M/We 355


12 May 1945 (1) St John's Chapel Methodist Trustees (2) Florence Mary Carrick, Broken Way, St. John's Chapel Lease of a dwellinghouse Rent: £2 18s.6d. per quarter
Document format of M/We 356

Wearhead Methodist Chapel (Ref: M/We 357-370)

Abstract of title of Thomas Walton to freehold property at Wearhead, 30 May 1868 - 3 October 1904
Document format of M/We 357


Copy of acknowledgement by Doretta Walton of receipt from her husband of £19 19s.0d., being legacy from Joseph Walton, 17 March 1906
Document format of M/We 358


Promissory note from Trustees to Joseph Coulthard £40, interest at £4 percent per annum, 13 November 1909
Document format of M/We 359


Papers concerning efforts to remove debt, 15 May 1911 - 3 May 1912
Document format of M/We 360


Correspondance concerning sale of West End Chapel [formerly Wesleyan Methodist], 23 June 1937 - 31 August 1939
Document format of M/We 361


Papers concerning enlargement of chapel, 7 July 1909 - 22 October 1909
Document format of M/We 362


Papers relating to memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees of West End Chapel, February 1910 - April 1910
Document format of M/We 363


Papers relating to memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees, West End Chapel, 18 July 1924 - 25 January 1925
Document format of M/We 364


Conveyance of trusts and appointment of new trustees for Wearhead (East End), 1 December 1886
Document format of M/We 365


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees of Primitive Methodist Chapel, Wearhead, 19 February 1895
Document format of M/We 366


Conveyance of trusts and appointment of new trustees of Wearhead (East End), 5 June 1929
Document format of M/We 367


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, Wearhead (East) Chapel, 4 January 1938
Document format of M/We 368


Declaration by the trustees of Wearhead (East) (formerly Primitive Methodist) Chapel adopting the New Model Deed in accordance with Section 17 of Methodist Church Union Act, 25 March 1937
Document format of M/We 369


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, Weardale (East) Chapel, 19 March 1962
Document format of M/We 370

Westgate Chapel (Ref: M/We 371-400)

Quarterly meetings minute book, 11 March 1865 - 3 June 1893
Document format of M/We 371


Quarterly meetings minute book, 2 September 1893 - 3 June 1911
Document format of M/We 372


Quarterly meetings minute book, 2 September 1911 - 23 June 1934, and minutes of Circuit Committee, 1913 - 1934
Document format of M/We 373


Leaders' meeting minute book, 26 September 1856 - 3 September 1875
Document format of M/We 374


Minute book of trustees' meetings, October 1869 - January 1960
Document format of M/We 375


Trustees' cash book, January 1870 - December 1948
Document format of M/We 376


Memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees, 13 May 1854


Memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees, 7 July 1893
Document format of M/We 378


Memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees, 4 February 1938
Document format of M/We 379


Memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees, 29 June 1960
Document format of M/We 380


Letters concerning appointment of new trustees, Westgate Chapel, 15 October 1930 and 16 December 1930
Document format of M/We 381


Appointment of trustees of Primitive Methodist Chapel, [Westgate], by Charity Commission, 4 August 1933
Document format of M/We 382


Declaration by trustees of chapel and schoolroom adopting New Model Deed, in accordance with section 17 of Methodist Church Union Act 1929, 15 September 1952
Document format of M/We 383


Statement concerning ownership of property on which Westgate Chapel is built, n.d. [c.18531
Document format of M/We 384


Memorandum from Trustees of Westgate Chapel to Primitive Methodist Aid Association Ltd., noting deposit of deeds with Chapel Aid Association as security for mortgage of £80, 9 July 1925
Document format of M/We 385


Order extending Charitable Trust Acts to Westgate Primitive Methodist Chapel, being an exempted charity, by the Charity Commission, 15 March 1932
Document format of M/We 386


Correspondence and plan concerning proposed sale of land to Durham County Council for road widening, 18 July 1962 - 23 June 1963
Document format of M/We 387


Organ Fund account book, 1898 - 1901
Document format of M/We 388


Organ Fund account book, 1898 - 1901
Document format of M/We 389


Receipt for payment by Westgate Chapel Organ Fund to Thomas Lonsdale of £27 16s.4.5d. being balance inhand of Organ Fund, 7 December 1901 Originally enclosed in M/We 387
Document format of M/We 390


Bill from George Rose, builder and contractor, Westgate, to Westgate P.M. Chapel Organ Commitee, for work on organ platform, 18 April 1901 - 2 December 1901 Originally enclosed in M/We 387
Document format of M/We 391


Papers concerning contract between trustees of the Chapel and Mr W. Potter, joiner, for joiner work in the School Room, 9 April 1870 - 7 July 1874
Document format of M/We 392


Young Peoples Meeting, statements of account, November 1962 - December 1970
Document format of M/We 393


Cash account book of the Minister's House Trust, Westgate Primitive Methodist Chapel, 1865 - 1926
Document format of M/We 394


Schedule of the Minister's House, Westgate, 31 December 1875
Document format of M/We 395


Contract between Thomas Lee and Trustees of P.M. Minister' House, Westgate for masons', plumbers', plasterers' and slaters' work, August 1887
Document format of M/We 396


Contract between George Race, joiner and Trustees of P.M. Minister's House, Westgate, for joinery, painting and glazing work, August 1887
Document format of M/We 397


Memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees of Westgate Manse, 19 May 1947
Document format of M/We 398


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees of Westgate Manse, 20 October 1966
Document format of M/We 399


Declaration by trustees adopting new model deed in accordance with Section 17 of Methodist Church Union Act 1929, 15 April 1947
Document format of M/We 400

Wolsingham Methodist Chapel (Ref: M/We 401-418)

Sections and elevations of chapel, drawn by James Wilson F.S.A., n.d. Scale: 10 feet to 1 inch [1:96]
Document format of M/We 401


Plans of roof, ground floor and foundations of chapel, by James Wilson, F.S.A., n.d. Scale: 10 feet to 1 1/4 inches [1:96]
Document format of M/We 402


Plans of entrance and lobby of chapel, by James Wilson F.S.A., n.d. Scale: 1/2 inch to 1 foot [1:24]
Document format of M/We 403


Elevations of windows and interior of chapel, by James Wilson, F.S.A., n.d. Scale: 2 feet to 1 inch [1:24]
Document format of M/We 404


Plans of apse windows, seals, cross and pinnacle and springing stones and corbel for chapel, by James Wilson F.S.A., n.d.
Document format of M/We 405


Plan of lecture hall and adjoining rooms, n.d. Scale ¹/8 inch to 1 foot [1:96]
Document format of M/We 406


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 1 April 1880 - 5 May 1910
Document format of M/We 407


Declaration of trust by the trustees, on the acquisition of land adjoining the chapel, 11 May 1865
Document format of M/We 408


Declaration of trusts by trustees, 11 June 1862
Document format of M/We 409


Appointment of new trustees, 10 October 1845
Document format of M/We 410


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 25 April 1891
Document format of M/We 411


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 16 June 1911
Document format of M/We 412


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 8 March 1928
Document format of M/We 413


Memorandum of choice and appointment of new trustees, 1 June 1943
Document format of M/We 414


Declaration by the trustees adopting New Model Deed in accordance with section 17 of Methodist Church Union Act 1929, 3 November 1942
Document format of M/We 415


Forms of refusal to act as trustees of Wolsingham Manse, January 1926
Document format of M/We 416


Resignations of trustees of Wolsingham Manse, June and July 1938, Formerly enclosed in M/We 412
Document format of M/We 417


Letter from John Pickastone, Newfoundland, to an unknown recipient, Wolsingham, thanking him for his hospitality and describing his life in Newfoundland, 13 January 1826
Document format of M/We 418

Unspecified Churches (Ref: M/We 419-423)

Church account book, 1931 - 1966
Document format of M/We 419


Collection journal, January 1895 - 16 September 1906
Document format of M/We 420


Record of sales at Harvest Festival, [1938] - 1957
Document format of M/We 421


Statement of receipts and payments, 31 December 1940 -31 December 1955
Document format of M/We 422


Pulpit notice book, 4 December 1949 - 2 August 1953
Document format of M/We 423

Seventh Deposit(Acc: 1253 (D)) (Ref: M/We 424-426)

Plan and directory, 7 January - 1 April 1979
Document format of M/We 424


Plan and directory, 8 April - 1 July 1979
Document format of M/We 425


Plan and directory, 8 July - 30 September 1979
Document format of M/We 426

(Ref: M/We 427/1-12)

Eighth Deposit(Acc: 1508(D))

Circulars questions and answers relating to Wolsingham Wesleyan circuit Trust property and deeds, 1861


Tow Law chapel
Document format of M/We 427/1


Tow Law school
Document format of M/We 427/2


Frosterley chapel
Document format of M/We 427/3


Burnhope chapel
Document format of M/We 427/4


Lanehead chapel
Document format of M/We 427/5


Rookhope chapel
Document format of M/We 427/6


Westgate chapel
Document format of M/We 427/7


Eastgate chapel
Document format of M/We 427/8


High House chapel
Document format of M/We 427/9


Stanhope chapel
Document format of M/We 427/10


Wolsingham chapel
Document format of M/We 427/11


St John's chapel
Document format of M/We 427/12

(Ref: M/We 428)

Ninth Deposit

(Acc: 1831(D))

Weardale Methodist Circuit


Plan and directory, April - June 1988
Document format of M/We 428

(Ref: M/We 70.-73)

Wolsingham and Weardale Wesleyan Methodist Circuit
Formed 1906; amalgamated with other circuits to form Weardale Circuit, 1934


Quarterly Meeting minutes, 1930 - 1934
Document format of M/We 71


Local Preachers' Meeting minutes, 1906 - 1934
Document format of M/We 72


Missionary Society accounts, 1914 - 1926
Document format of M/We 73


Quarterly Meeting minutes, 1906 - 1929
Document format of M/We 70.