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MANKINHOLES WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL

LANGFIELD

 

   

The original chapel, with the Sunday School

building on the right of the chapel.

Photo by courtesy of Roger Birch

The plain, square chapel was erected in 1814 by the Wesleyan Methodists to serve the communities of Mankinholes and Lumbutts as well as the surrounding area of Langfield. A Sunday school was added in 1833. By 1837 the members of the congregation were at odds with each other over the doctrine. They split, with the rebels building their own chapel further down the road at Lumbutts. (more HERE)

   
The Chapel was entirely re-built in 1912, leaving the Sunday school as it was. When Springside Methodist Chapel closed its doors in 1954 its stained glass windows were transfered to Mankinholes. The congregation continued to flourish, but the building did not. Structural decay and dry rot were discovered, leaving no alternative but to close.

The original chapel. Photo by very kind permission of Frank Woolrych

   

The re-built chapel

The last service took place on 1st. July 1979, after which, the chapel was demolished, with the stained glass being moved to the rival chapel at Lumbutts.
   

The Sunday school survived and was

sold off as a private residence.

   
Burial Ground

 

An alphabetical index of the occupants of the graves in this burial ground, prepared by members of the Todmorden Antiquarian Society, to whom we are indebted. Please click on the surname link below:

 

SURNAMES A TO M

SURNAMES N TO Z

 

A selection of Memorial Inscriptions

The burial ground is intact and boasts a beautiful location. The ground is still used for burials today and is in reasonable condition. A small sample of memorial inscriptions is shown below, some with photographs:

   

Isaac the son of William and Hannah BAYES of Lumbutts

who died January 10th 1832 in the 3rd year of his age

Also of John their son who died May 23rd 1842 aged 15 years

Also of the above named William BAYES

who died March 8th 1851 aged 51 years

And of the above named Hannah BAYES called by the good spirits "sister" she joined the great family above

February 23rd 1855 aged 66 years

   

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Grave

980381 Sergeant J. GREENWOOD

Flight Engineer

Royal Air Force

13 July, 1943 age 25


In loving memory of Jack

beloved husband

of Mildred GREENWOOD

(kindly sent by Karen Greenwood)

   

On front panel:


Nellie wife of Christopher HIGGINS of Garden St

Died Nov 2nd 1924 aged 29 years

Also of the above Christopher HIGGINS

Died Sep. 8th 1961 aged 64 years

On side panel:

James A. FLETCHER

Died 20 May 1987

Aged 60 years

(kindly sent by Karen Greenwood)

   

In loving memory of John WHITHAM of Waterside House Todmorden who died 7th May 1933 in his 70th year

also Patience his wife who died 14 May 1944 in her 86th year

also of Ernest their son who died 5th December 1952 aged 61 years

also of Jean wife of Ernest who died January 13, 1960.

 

(Kindly sent by Karen Greenwood)

   

In Memory of Samuel FIELDEN of Knowlwood who died December 4th . 1850 aged 52 years.

Also of Elizabeth his wife

who died May 5th . 1874 aged 70 years.

Also of William their son

who died March 27th . 1860 aged 16 years.

Also of Sarah CROSSLEY of London House Todmorden

who died February 17th . 1903

aged 75 years.

At Rest

   

In Memory of Barker CROWTHER

of Fair View Todmorden

who died Oct 29th 1861 aged 22 years.

Also of William HIRST of Croft Carr

who died May 11th 1885 aged 54 years.

Also of Ann relict of the above

born March 17 th 1839 died Jan 15 th 1917

At Rest

Also of Sam their son

died December 2nd 1953 aged 81 years.

   

In Affectionate Remembrance of Martha

the wife of James HARTLEY

of Square, Walsden

who died March 14th 1877 in her 55th year.

Also of the above JamesHARTLEY

who died Feb 23rd 1895 aged 74 years.

   

In Affectionate Remembrance of Joseph BAUME

of Gauxholme-Place,

who departed this life Septr. 10th 1891 aged 73 years

Also Caroline his wife

who died Decr 6th 1902 aged 76 years

In Loving Memory of Margaret Alice

wife of J.W. WHITEHEAD of Morecambe

who died Septr 15th 1937 aged 72 years

   

In Loving Memory of Charles HILEY

Born April 16th 1822 died March 28th 1899

  Betty his wife born Feby 28 th 1822

Died 14th March 1901

  Sarah Ann HILEY born Nov 5th 1848

Died Oct 5th 1854

  John HILEY born Nov 29th 1850

Died Jany 29th 1894

  Charles Harrison HILEY born March 25th 1859

Died Dec 20th 1860

  Grace HILEY born June 13th 1844

Died March 27th 1922

Percy their grandson aged 5 months

   

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth the beloved wife of Samuel HILEY of Hollins, Walsden

Who died July 8th 1931 aged 81 years

Also of the above named Samuel HILEY

who died October 1st 1939 aged 86 years

At Rest

Also of Agnes, their beloved daughter

who died May 10th 1882 aged 2 years

   

In memory of Abraham UTTLEY of Mankinholes

Who departed this life March 25th 1878

in his 56th year

Also of Hannah Mary,

daughter of Michael and Hannah UTTLEY of Longfield Terrace Todmorden

Who departed this life April 3rd 1881

aged 1 years and 7 months

Also an infant

 

It is the Lord. Let him do what seemeth Him good.

   

The Hoyle Family Vault

 

In Loving Memory of CALEB HOYLE J.P. of Roomfield House Todmorden

born August 21st 1840 died March 11th . 1914.

First Mayor of Todmorden 1896.

And of his beloved wife SARAH MADEN HOYLE

born January 5th 1848 died August 19th 1921

Also of HENRY MADEN, WILLIAM and DOROTHY HOYLE

children of the above who died in infancy

Also of MARTHA MADEN HOYLE, daughter,

born April 3rd 1884 died Feb 20th 1928

Also of JOSHUA HODSON HOYLE, son, born March 5th 1882 died Feb 15th 1929

Also of KATHARINE MARY, second daughter of JOSHUA HODSON

and KATHARINE GERTRUDE HOYLE of Ashenhurst Todmorden

born November 18th 1908 died September 18th 1911

Also KATHARINE GERTRUDE HOYLE beloved wife of the above

born December 8th 1889 died May 7th 1960

In Loving Memory of JOHN PHILIP HOYLE M.B.E.  J.P. of Oakhill Todmorden

eldest son of CALEB HOYLE  J.P. born 25th June 1876 died 27th July 1955

ELIZABETH HOYLE born 14th September 1875 died 14 January 1953,

the beloved and loving wife for 51 years of JOHN PHILIP HOYLE

In Memorium - their son FRANK CALEB HOYLE Feb 8th 1911 to May 14th 1998

Also of JOHN DEREK only son of

JOSHUA HODSON and KATHARINE GERTRUDE HOYLE ,

2nd . Lieutenant 8th Lancashire Fusiliers

Killed in active service with the British Expeditionary Forces

May 27th 1940

Also of ELIZABETH HOYLE, eldest daughter 1871 to 1937

 

In Memory of Richard the beloved son of Henry Gibson and Jane COCKROFT of Lobb Mill who died August 20th 1871 aged 6 years.

Also of the above named Henry Gibson COCKROFT

who died September 30th 1910 aged 70 years.

Also of Jane the wife of the above who died Feb 21st 1911 aged 68 years.

 

In loving memory of William STOTT of Goshen Terrace

who departed this life Apr 8th 1907 age 37 years

Safely gathered home

Also of Jerry NEWELL who died Dec 22nd 1911

  Also Susannah wife of the above who died Jun 9th 1915 age 72 years

At Rest

Out of great tribulation he hath gained the desired heaven.

 

In Memory of Joseph CROSSLEY of Castle Street

who departed this life August 28th . 1852 aged 36 years.

Also of James his son who departed this life December 25th . 1844 aged 3 years.

Also of Sutcliffe his son who died November 19th . 1853 aged 5 years.

Also Hannah the wife of the above Joseph CROSSLEY who died July 28th . 1884 aged 70 years.

Not lost but gone before.

 

A collection of deeds

The following deeds relating to Mankinholes Chapel are held in the West Riding Registry of Deeds. The reference numbers are shown alongside the details. For further information on the registry, see

http://www.archives.wyjs.org.uk/rodab.html

The information was kindly researched and supplied by Alan Longbottom to whom we are very grateful.

 

1.   Mankinholes in Langfield Methodist Connection   (1864   XW 721 764)

Memorial of Indenture Registered at Wakefield 1st July 1864

dated 12th October 1863

Between :-

 

William Ingham of Mankinholes within Langfield, gentleman of the 1st part;

Gilbert Lacy of Lacy House in Stansfield cotton spinner

David Lacy of Stoodley Hall in Langfield cotton spinner

John Horsfall of Roomfield Lane in Stansfield high bailiff

William Crowther of Causeywood in Langfield mule spinner

Abraham Wild of Albion Place in Langfield overlooker

William Greenwood of Stoodley in Langfield farmer

James Sutcliffe of Oldroyd in Langfield twister

Abraham Marshall of Bridge Royd in Stansfield cotton manufacturer

Horsfall Walton of Stoodley farmer

Robert Tidswell of Oldroyd in Langfield factory worker

John Spencer of Castle Street in Stansfield mule spinner

Sutcliffe Sutcliffe of Causeywood in Langfield factory worker

Henry Howarth of Woodhouse in Langfield stone cutter

John Todd of Todmorden in the county of Lancaster book agent

Thomas Dawson of Langfield in Langfield farmer

Joseph Firth of Todmorden in the county of Lancaster joiner and cabinet maker

William Houlding of Todmorden in the county of Lancaster boot and shoe maker

All of the 2nd part; and

Rev. Joseph Tanner Sanger of Todmorden in Langfield, the Superintendent Preacher for the time being of the Circuit in the Methodist Connection in which the plot of ground and hereditaments hereinafter described were situated, of the 3rd part.

 

Of and concerning all that plot of land as the same was then marked or set out, being part of a close called the Higher Broad Croft, situate and lying at or near Mankinholes in Langfield aforesaid, the estate of the said William Ingham, which said plot extended on the north easterly side thereof one hundred and seven feet, on the north westerly side thereof three hundred and two feet, on the southerly side thereof three hundred and two feet, and on the south westerly side thereof fifty nine feet, and including the site of the fence on the north easterly side thereof contained in the whole by admeasurement 2,773 superficial square yards of land or ground or thereabouts, and the same plot was bounded on the north easterly and north westerly sides by other parts of the said Close, on the southerly side partly by land belonging to William Ingham esquire of Castle Lodge and partly by Mankinholes Chapel and Chapel Yard, and on the south westerly side by Broad Gate Road, and which said plot was more particularly delineated on the plan indorsed on the now memorialising Indenture and therein coloured Pink.

And also full right and liberty to make a covered drain from the south westerly side of the said plot of land. And full right and liberty to make a covered drain the north easterly side of the said plot of land into the said close called Back Broad Croft, the said drains respectively to be of such depth and length as might be requisite for the purpose of effectually conveying any water arising on the said plot of land and in the adjoining cemetery or burial ground and premises into the said lane or the said close of land called Back Broad Croft.

 

And also right and liberty from time to time when necessary to open cleanse and rerpair the said drains respectively on paying reasonable compensation for all damages done to the herbage or crops on the said close, and so that any requisite consent of the Surveyors of Highways of Langfield aforesaid be obtained as regarded the said Broadgate Road.

 

And also full right and liberty to enter the residue of the said close for the purpose of erecting and from time to time repairing the fence thereinafter covenanted to be made on paying such reasonable compensation as aforesaid. Together with all and singular houses and outhouses, edifices, buildings, yards, gardens, trees, mounds, mines, quarries, fences, hedges, ditches, sewers, drains, paths, passages, ways, waters, watercourses, lights, liberties, privileges, easements, profits, commodities, emoluments and appurtenances.

 

Which said Indentures as to execution by William Ingham was witnessed by James Stansfield of Todmorden in the County of Lancaster, solicitor and Thomas Sutcliffe of Mankinholes warehouseman aforesaid.

 

As to execution by Gilbert Lacy was witnessed by William Mather of Todmorden in the County of York, attorneys clerk and Abraham Midgley Higgin of Overtown nr Burnley in the county of Lancaster attorneys clerk.

 

The witness to execution by the other parties was the said William Mather - The document was required to be Registered at Wakefield by Gilbert Lacy.

 

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2.    Langfield Mankinholes Wesleyan Methodist Chapel   (1873 703 233 268)

Memorial registered at Wakefield 11th September 1873

dated 9th September 1873

Between :-

 

John Arthur Ingham of Shaw in Langfield gentleman of the 1st part;

John Horsfall of Roomfield Lane in Stansfield high bailiff -

William Greenwood of Stoodley in Langfield farmer -

James Sutcliffe late of Oldroyd now of Woodhouse in Langfield twister -

John Spencer of Castle Street in Stansfield mule spinner -

Sutcliffe Sutcliffe of Causeywood in Langfield factory worker -

Henry Howarth of Woodhouse in Langfield stone cutter

Richard Sutcliffe of Black Dyke in Langfield, stone getter

John Todd of Todmorden in the county of Lancaster book agent -

Thomas Dawson of Langfield in Langfield farmer

Joseph Firth of Wellington Road, Todmorden, cotton manufacturer

Joseph Baume of Todmorden, clogger

John Highley of Todmorden, shoemaker

Alfred Fairburn of Todmorden draper

John Heyworth of Mount Pleasant, Langfield, weaver

Robert Walton of Causey way in Langfield, farmer

Charles Law of Gutteroyd in Langfield, weaver -

John Law Collinge of Causeywood in Langfield, schoolmaster -

All of the 2nd part;

Reverend John Hornby of Todmorden, Superintendent Preacher of the 3rd part.

 

Of and concerning all and singular all that reversion and inheritance in fee simple of and in all that plot of land situate at the West corner of a field called Broad Croft in the township of Langfield, aforesaid, the property of the said James Knowles which said plot of land contained in length from East to West 18 yards 2 feet and from North to South 13 and a half yards, and also the chapel or preaching house and other erections thereon built, which said premises as to the boundaries, bearings and admonitions are more particularly delineated and described in the plan drawn in the margin of a certain Indenture bearing date the 11 th July 1833, and therein coloured Yellow, and all that plot of land also a parcel of the said field called Broad Croft, situate on and adjoining to the southerly side of the said plot of land thereinbefore firstly described, and which said last mentioned plot of land contained in length from East to West 17 yards and 16 inches, and in breadth at the back or easterly side thereof 9 yards and on the other or west side thereof 7 yards 1 foot and 7 inches, and also the schoolroom and other buildings then erecting thereon, and which said lastly described premises as to the boundaries, bearings and admonisions were more particularly delineated on the plan and thereon coloured Red, and also a liberty to erect a ladder on the adjoining lands late of the said James Knowles, for the purpose of repairing the said Chapel and buildings, and secondly all that piece or parcel of land situate at Mankinholes in Langfield, part of a field called Broad Croft, and contains on the northerly side thereof 25 feet and 6 inches, and is bounded on that side by Mankinholes Chapel graveyard, and contains on the easterly side thereof 69 feet and is bounded on that side by other land of the said John Arthur Ingham, and contains of the southerly side 22 feet and 6 inches, and is bounded on that side by plots of land comprised and assigned by the said indenture of the 11 th July 1833, and also the Chapel and buildings erected thereon, which said plot of land secondly hereinbefore described and expressed and intended to be hereby granted is delineated and coloured Pink in the map or Plan indorsed on the now memorialising Indenture. Together with the appurtenances to the same belonging.

 

And which said indentures as to execution by John Arthur Ingham is witnessed by John Edwin Craven of Todmorden, solicitor and William Boid (sic) of the same place, his clerk

 

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3.   Langfield Mankinholes Wesleyan Methodist Chapel   (1891 030 697 376)

Copy of Deed of Appointment of New Trustees Registered at Wakefield

14th September 1891 and dated 2nd May 1891.

 

To be registered on behalf of Henry Bunting of Todmorden, Superintendent Preacher of the Circuit, in which the premises hereinafter mentioned are situate.

 

Memorandum of the Choice and Appointment of New Trustees of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and premises situate at Mankinholes in Langfield in the parish of Halifax in the County of York, and including the property comprised in Deeds of the following dates.

 

22nd and 23rd December 1814 - 11th July 1833 - 12th October 1863 - 9th September 1873

 

at a meeting of Trustees, duly convened and constituted and held for that purpose in the Vestry at York Street Chapel, Todmorden on the 2 nd May 1891, the Rev. Henry Bunting, chairman.

 

Names and Descriptions of all Trustees on the Constitution or last Appointment made 29th October 1869

 

John Horsfall of Roomfield Lane in Stansfield high bailiff - Deceased

William Greenwood of Stoodley in Langfield farmer - Deceased

James Sutcliffe of Oldroyd in Langfield twister - Deceased

Abraham Marshall of Bridge Royd in Stansfield cotton manufacturer

Sutcliffe Sutcliffe of Causeywood in Langfield factory worker - Deceased

Henry Howarth of Woodhouse in Langfield stone cutter

Richard Sutcliffe of Black Dyke in Langfield, stone cutter - Deceased

John Todd of Todmorden in the county of Lancaster book agent - Deceased

Joseph Firth of Todmorden in the county of Lancaster joiner and cabinet maker

Joseph Baume of Todmorden, clogger

John Highley of Todmorden, shoemaker

Alfred Fairburn of Todmorden draper

John Heyworth of Mount Pleasant, Langfield, weaver

Robert Walton of Causey way in Langfield, farmer Deceased

Charles Law of Gutteroyd in Langfield, weaver - Refuses to Act

John Law Collinge of Causeywood in Langfield, schoolmaster - Deceased

John Spencer of Castle Street in Stansfield mule spinner - Deceased

Thomas Dawson of Langfield in Langfield farmer

William Crowther of Causeywood in Langfield mule spinner - Deceased

 

Names and Descriptions of the Trustees now become legally vested

First - Old and Continuing Trustees

Abraham Marshall of Bridge Royd in Stansfield cotton manufacturer

Henry Howarth of Woodhouse in Langfield stone cutter

Joseph Firth now of Rotherham, gentleman

Joseph Baume of Todmorden, clogger

John Highley of Todmorden, shopkeeper

Alfred Fairburn of Todmorden draper

John Heyworth of Mount Pleasant, Langfield, weaver

Thomas Dawson of Langfield in Langfield farmer retired

 

Second New Trustees now chosen and appointed

James Sutcliffe of Todmorden - twister

William Heyworth of Todmorden - weaver

Thomas Speak of Todmorden - weaver

Frederick Green of Gutteroyd - beamer

John Howarth of Todmorden - mason

John Sunderland of Broad Carr - farmer

Watson Heyworth of Oldroyd - weaver

John William Hirst of Lee Bottom - overlooker

Sutcliffe Sutcliffe of Todmorden - cotton manufacturer

Sugden Sutcliffe of Todmorden cotton manufacturer

Thomas Halstead of Todmorden - agent

 

 

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4.   Langfield Mankinholes Wesleyan Methodist Chapel   (1899 024 743 348)

Memorial of Deed of Gift Registered at Wakefield 13th June 1899

dated 21st May 1899

 

John Arthur Ingham of The Shaw in Langfield in the Parish of Halifax esquire of the 1st part, Thereinafter called the Donor.

Abraham Marshall of Calder Bank House, Spring Side - cotton manufacturer

Thomas Dawson of Garden Street in Todmorden - gentleman ( was farmer retired)

James Sutcliffe of Commercial Street, Sandholme Todmorden - clerk

John Heyworth of Todmorden, - weaver

John Howarth of Todmorden - mason

Sugden Sutcliffe of Glen Royd Todmorden -cotton manufacturer

Thomas Speak of Key Sike Lane Todmorden - bill poster

Thomas Halstead of 1 Richmond Street, Todmorden - estate agent

William Heyworth of Todmorden - weaver

Watson Heyworth of Vale Street ? Todmorden - watchman

Henry Howarth of River Street, Todmorden - stone cutter

John William Hirst of Lee Bottom Farm - overlooker

John Highley of Blackpool in county of Lancaster - shopkeeper

Alfred Fairburn of Todmorden draper

Frederick Green of Gutteroyd, Langfield - beamer

John Sunderland of Broad Carr, Langfield - farmer

All of the 2nd part;

Reverend Thomas Hollis of Slingston House in Byrom Street in Todmorden, Superintendent Preacher for the time being of the Circuit in the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion in which the plot of land thereinafter described and intended to be conveyed is situate) of the 3rd part.

 

Of and concerning all that plot of land situate at Mankinholes in Langfield forming part of a certain close called Broad Croft part of a farm called mankinholes or Pilkington Land and which said plot is bounded on the north westerly side by the present burial ground of the said chapel and on the south westerly side by the said chapel and appurtenances, and on the north easterly and south easterly sides by other land of the donor being another part of the said close called Broad Croft and containing in the whole by recent admeasurement 359 superficial square yards or thereabouts, and which said plot is more particularly delineated and described in the map or plan thereof drawn upon the now memorialising presents and thereon coloured Pink.

 

Witnesses to execution by John Arthur Ingham were John Arthur Ingham junior solicitor of Todmorden and H.M. Ingham of 15 Cross Street, Manchester stockbroker.

 

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With sincere thanks to Alan Longbottom, Frank Woolrych and Roger Birch

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