This tiny chapel in Newby dated 1826 must be one of the oldest Wesleyans in the area.
The majority locally are much later and centred on the ironstone mining communities.
The building was erected by the Stainton, Thornton and Maltby School Board in 1876
The school was originally called St. Peters before becoming Stainton County Primary School until it was closed in 1971.
This building originally opened as a ‘Nation School‘ in 1844 which cost sixpence a week.
It closed in 1878 when a free school opened and then became a reading room.
It was extended in 1922 to become the Village Hall and War Memoral.
It remains in use to this day and carries possibly one of the most out-lying of Middlesbroughs Heritage plaques.
Stainton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel dates from 1840, although by 1890 Bulmer’s History and Directory of North Yorkshire says it is virtually disused.
It reopened in 1948 and appears to still be in use today.