Caldbeck WM Chapel, Cumberland

Grid ref NY322402

By GW Oxley

Photo:Caldbeck WM Chapel, 23.02.2014

Caldbeck WM Chapel, 23.02.2014

G W Oxley

Photo:Caldbeck Chapel, date plaque 23.02.2014

Caldbeck Chapel, date plaque 23.02.2014

G W Oxley

GG Head built Caldbeck Chapel for the use of Methodists in 1863. The  chapel was 54 feet by 24 feet and the materials were brick and stone. It replaced an earlier chapel built in1832 whose date plaque appears on the present building. The chapel was enlarged in 1875. It had 166 sittings in 1873 By 1911 ther were 131 in 1911, said in 1940 to be in pews. By 1980 there were 150 sittings and there was one other room. The Chapel was in use as  Methodist place of worship in 2013. (Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle DFCM1/2/92-97, DFCM2/20, DFCM3/1/43-62, DFCM9/9; Wesleyan seating returns, 1873; Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist Property Statistics 1940, 1980, 1991)

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