Abbeytown Wesleyan Chapel, Cumberland

Grid Ref NY174507

 

 

Abbeytown WM Chapel, Cumberland

Grid Ref NY174508

The chapel was built of stone in 1858 at a cost of 226.10.2½ plus £30 for the land and conveyancing. Wall ties by TR were added in 1869. The chapel measured 44 feet by 26 feet and there were no other rooms. The building was “beautified in 1902”. Proposals to alter the chapel at a cost of £50 were approved in 1926-7. It had 140 sittings in 1873, reduced to 132 in pews in 1911 and to 100 by 1980. Wall ties by TR were added in 1869. In 1948 heatinf was installed in the schoolroom (£25). It remains in use as a place of worship.

Sources

Wesleyan seating returns, 1873

Cumbria Archives Service Carlisle DFCM1/2/82-97, Carlisle WM District property schedules, 1862-1877, Carlisle WM District property schedules, 1862-1877

Cumbria Archives Service Carlisle Cumbria Archives Service Carlisle DFCM3/1/43-62 Carlisle WM District property schedules, 1898-1917 Carlisle WM  District property schedules, 1898-1917

Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle DFCM9/9 Seating returns for 1911

Cumbria Archive Service, CarlisleCumbria Archive Service, Carlisle DFCM2/20 circuit amalgamation papers, 1940;

Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle DFCM9/32

Cumbria Archives Service, Kendal  WDFCM7 Synod Minutes  1937-1974 [NB inconsistencies in the description and reporting of works may mean that some projects are entered twice]

Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist Property Statistics 1940, 1980, 1991

Site visit, summer 2014

Abbeytown Wesleyan Chapel (ii), 6 July 2014
G W Oxley
Abbeytown Wesleyan Chapel (i), 6 July 2014
G W Oxley
Abbeytown Wesleyan Chapel, wall tie, 6 July 2014
G W Oxley

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