Harrington, Victoria Square WM Chapel, Cumberland

Grid ref NX991254

The Chapel, school and house were built of stone at a cost of £1700 and opened on 2 May 1885. In 1891 and 1900 there were 180 lettable sittings, 40 Р50 free and 60 reserved for children. In 1940 there were 280 sittings on forms. There was a schoolroom and two other rooms.
The chapel was closed in June 1950 after a merger and was reported as being up for sale in 1952. It is now in residential use.
(Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle DFCM14/13, DFCM3/1/43 – 62; Cumbria Archive Service, Whitehaven YDFCM1/1/33-6; Carlisle Library, 1A287, Harrington Methodist Church Centenary History and Handbook, Methodist Property Statistics 1940; site visit 13.5.2015 )

Harrington, Victoria Square WM Chapel, front elevation, 13.5.2015
G W Oxley
Harrington, Victoria Square WM Chapel, side elevation, 13.5.2015
G W Oxley

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  • The organ from this chapel was moved to the Primitive Methodist Chapel at the other end of Church Road, Harrington when Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists amalgamated. The organ is still in weekly use for services.

    By Bill Wright (09/07/2020)

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