Stainton WM Chapel, Cumberland

Grid Ref NY 487285

 

Stainton chapel was built in 1873. In 1940 the chapel had 112 sittings on pews. There were no other rooms. The seating was reduced to 100 in 1980 and 70 in 1991 when there was one other room. It continues in use as a Methodist place of worship.

A plain building in the gothic style. Local stone, roughly shaped but not laid in courses was used for for the walls. Squared but rough red sandstone was used for the dressings. Ashlared stone was only used where essential around openings, for the chimney and for the bellcote.

Sources

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

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

Site visit 1.7.2016

Stainton WM Chapel, from south west, 1.7.2016
G W Oxley
Stainton WM Chapel, from south east, 1.7.2016
G W Oxley
Stainton WM Chapel, east end, 1.7.2016
G W Oxley

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