Registered Wesleyan Methodist places of worship in Westmorland, 1867

Registered chapels in Westmorland, 1867
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (

This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867, derived from ‘A list of places of meeting for public religious worship, certified to the Registrar General’.   Remember that registration was not compulsory. Twice as many chapels are listed in the 1873 Returns. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e.  both the old and new chapels in a place may be listed. We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described.

Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.

The numbers on the list relate to places, and match those on the map. The base map is provided under this licence

The chapels in Westmorland were part of the Carlisle District, and for information about their capacity, go to The Returns of accommodation of 1873

Another useful map, showing how they were arranged in Circuits, is Plate 14 of  The Wesleyan Methodist atlas, 1873

Use the search box to find out more about a chapel.

ChapelRegistration District
Appleby, Chapel Lane2East Ward
Beathwaite Green3Kendal
Brough5East Ward
Cliburn6West Ward
Dufton7East Ward
Fell End, Ravenstonedale8East Ward
Gaisgell9East Ward
Helton10West Ward
Hilton11East Ward
Hutton Roof12Kendal
Kendal, Stricklandgate13Kendal
Kirkby Lonsdale14Kendal
Kirkby Thore, Bethel15East Ward
Kirky Stephen16East Ward
Knock17East Ward
Long Marton18East Ward
Milbourne19East Ward
Morland20West Ward
Newby21West Ward
Patterdale22West Ward
Ravenstonedale23East Ward
Shap24West Ward
Soulby25East Ward
Warcop27East Ward

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