Chapmangate Changes

Chapmangate is said to be one of Pocklington’s first streets and, given that ‘Chapman’ is an old word for ‘merchant’, it’s alleged that this formed part of the early commercial centre of the town.

On the left of the archive image of 1902, the distinctive Christian Fellowship Church, built in 1879, appears to have survived virtually unaltered whilst all around it buildings have been renovated, or demolished and replaced to create the scene we see today.

However, the Christian Fellowship Church also underwent a revamp in 2014.  The fact it still retains much of its original character is testament to its sensitive restoration and refurbishment.