Kirkoswald WM Chapel, Main Street, Cumberland

Grid ref NY554414

Kirkoswald, Main Street chapel was built in 1871 at a cost of £1094. In 1873 it had 242 sittings. By 1940 there were 250 sittings in pews and there was a school hall. A new heating system, costing £375, was installed in 1972-3. By 1980 the number of sittings in the chapel had been reduced to 200 and to 50 by 1991 when there were three other rooms. The building remains in use as a Methodist place of worship.

Sources

Wesleyan seating returns, 1873

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

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

DFCM4/1/8 Return of all chapels and preaching places in the circuit, 1873

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

Site visit 24.02.2018

Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, general view from northwest, 24.02.2018
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Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, general view from east, 24.02.2018
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Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, general view from south, 24.02.2018
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Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, notice board, 24.02.2018
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Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, north gable, 24.02.2018
Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, date stone and porch 24.02.2018
Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, decorated window in north gable 24.02.2018
Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, porch 24.02.2018

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