Brampton, Gelt Road WM Chapel, Cumberland

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By GW Oxley

Brampton

Gelt Road Chapel was built in 1836 at a cost of £1100.
Its external measurents were 48 feet by 40 feet with galleries at the end and both sides. When opened it seated 600 people. In 1851 the capacity was said to be 200 free and 300 rented seats. It was soon found to be too large for the congregation and around 1862 a floor at gallery level was inserted. Thereafter the upper floor was used as a chapel and the lower as a Sunday school. There were 200 sittings in 1873.
The building became redundant as replacement facilities became available at Main Street Chapel, c1900 - 1902. 

(Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle DFCM11/32, 155, 167, 176; TNA HO129/566/2/4; Wesleyan Seating returns, 1873)

Photo:Brampton, Lonnin (Gelt Road) WM Chapel (i), 29 .12.2014

Brampton, Lonnin (Gelt Road) WM Chapel (i), 29 .12.2014

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Photo:Brampton, Lonnin (Gelt Road) WM Chapel (ii), 29 .12.2014

Brampton, Lonnin (Gelt Road) WM Chapel (ii), 29 .12.2014

G W Oxley

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