Broughton Moor (Wyndham Row) Wesleyan Chapel, Cumberland

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Land adjacent to a rented preaching place fronting onto the road to Seaton was acquired and in 1902 plans were drawn up for the construction of a new chapel. The architects were WG Scott & Co of Workington. Scott also laid the foundation stone. The chapel was in gothic style and was entered through a porch in the centre of the gable end facing the street. There were early English style windows to either and a round window in the gable above. Inside the pews were arranged in three blocks with two aisles. The sanctuary and pulpit were opposite the entrance. Behind the chapel was a school room accessed through a separate side porch. The site sloped away from the road facilitating the construction of a semi basement beneath the schoolroom. It contained a heating chamber, coal store and kitchen. There was also a privy. Both were accessed via the passage round the perimeter of the building. In 1940 the chapel had 190 sittings in pews and measured 46½ feet by 17½ feet. There were no other rooms. The seating had been reduced to 110 by 1980.  In 1973 there were plans to provide a kitchen and toilets at a cost of £1650.The chapel remained in use as a place of worship in September 2014

Sources

Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle, SRDC3/2/341 Building bye law plans

Cumbria Archives Service, Kendal WDFCM7 Synod Minutes 1937-1974

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

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

Site visit in September 2014

01 Broughton Moor, WM Chapel, general view , 20.09.2014
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02 Broughton Moor, WM Chapel, foundation stone , 20.09.2014
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03 Broughton Moor, WM Chapel, notice board , 20.09.2014
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04 Broughton Moor, WM Chapel, land beside the chapel , 20.09.2014
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