Port Carlisle WM Chapel, Cumberland

Grid Ref NY242619

The chapel was built of brick in 1861 at a cost of £230. In 1873 it had 150 sittings. In 1940 the chapel had 90 sittings in pews. There was also a one other room. By 1980 the sittings had been reduced to 60 and there were no other rooms. The chapel is in use as a Methodist place of worship. It has been partitioned into two areas. At the front is a lobby with two rooms off. One is a kitchen where refreshments are available. The main chapel has been much altered. The ceiling has  been boarded in, the pews replaced with chairs and the rostrum appears to be of a later date than the building itself.

Sources

Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist property statistics 1940, 1980, 1991

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

Wesleyan seating returns 1873

Site visit 21.1.2016

Port Carlisle WM Chapel 23.1.2016
G W Oxley

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