Cotherstone Wesleyan chapel

Cotherstone chapel
Philip Thornborow, 2018
Cotherstone chapel: a side view
Philip Thornborow, 2018

According to Steele, the first chapel in Cotherstone in the Barnard Castle was opened in 1777.  Membership figures for the 1790s were in the range nine to twelve.

The chapel illustrated, opened in 1859, was rebuilt in 1872. The Returns of Accomodation from 1873 mnetion seating for 222, which had slightly increased to 230 by the time of the 1940 returns.

At the time of my visit in 2018 the chapel was still open for worship.

Circuit Grid reference NZ011198

Source  Steele, Anthony The History of Methodism in Barnard Castle London: George Vickers, 1857

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  • The 1851 Religious Census returns indicate that the 1777 chapel had 130 sittings, and that on 30 March 73 people had attended evening worship, which was above the average attendance of 55.

    By Philip Thornborow (24/09/2019)

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