Applegarth Lane, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire
A rare opportunity to see and hear the history about this very early Baptist Chapel
In 1680 a man was rescued from the sea, he had lost his ship, crew and cargo on a voyage from London to Scotland. He didn't seem very concerned, he explained that it was God's will and God will provide for his future because he was a Baptist.
Robert Prudom ( the Chief Lord ) was so impressed and was seeking a new religion to follow, so he travelled to London and became an ordained Baptist minister, he built a secret chapel on his own land on Applegarth Lane. The chapel is now the oldest in Yorkshire and still in use for such a modest building and has the smallest first ever private burial ground away from the established church in Bridlington.
No booking required
There is on street parking next to the chapel. Parking is easier on Church Green and is only a minutes walk away.
20 minutes David who looks after the property is a local historian and will give you a real insight to the building and the history of the area. There are a number of other attractions in the locality of Bridlington Old Town. The Priory Church and The Bayle are both on on Church Green. High Street is both full of history and buildings of interest and has a range of Shops' Cafe's and Pubs for you to explore.Contact for the day:David Mooney
Applegarth lane is off Church Green which is behind the Bayle, the Baptist Chapel is to the left hand side of No. 15 Applegarth Lane. The building is behind a set of railings and there is a Stone Plaque next to the entrance.
PUBLIC ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL VENUES
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