Nickies Hill WM Chapel, Cumberland

Grid Ref NY539671

This Chapel was built of stone in 1838 at a cost of £185. The date plaque which is unusual in its use of Italic and Roman numerals reads “Wesleyan Methodist Chapel  MDCCCXXXVIII”. In 1851 there were 100 sittings, all free. There were 78 sittings in 1873. Permission for the alterations and improvements to the value of £110 was granted in 1901-2. In 1940 the chapel had 80 sittings, all on forms, and no additional rooms. When the chapel was closed on 15 May 1973it was described as a remote wayside chapel. There was another Methodist Church (ie West Hall) 1½ miles away. It is now in residential use.

Sources

The National Archives HO129/566/3 /4

Wesleyan seating returns, 1873

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

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

Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle, DFCM3/1/43-62 Carlisle WM  District property

schedules, 1898-1917

Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle, DFCM11/32  – 33, Brampton Circuit trust schedules, 1860 – 1898

Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle, DFCM14/13 chapel record cards

Site visit, 7th February 2016

Nickies Hill WM Chapel,from northwest, 7.2.2016
G W Oxley
Nickies Hill WM Chapel, date plaque, 7.2.2016 (i)
G W Oxley

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