Dearham WM Chapel (i), Cumberland

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By GW Oxley

The chapel was built in 1833 at a cost of £337 and extended in 1844. It reopened, presumably after the completion of building work, in 1859/60. In 1851 it had 200 free and 50 other sittings and the internal measurements were 43 feet by 24 feet.
The ‘low room’ was let to a girls day school.
It had 234 sittings in 1873. The building was became a Sunday school when the new chapel was built in 1891. It was subsequently closed and demolished. The site is now occupied by housing.

Sources

The National Archives HO129/570/4/20 1851 census of religious worship

John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, Carlisle WM District minutes, 1852-1864

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

Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle, Cumbria Archives Service Carlisle DFCM3/1/43-62 Carlisle WM District property schedules, 1898-1917

Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle, DFCM6/1/40

Wesleyan seating returns, 1873

Griffin, EW, Watchers of a Beacon: The Story of the Keswick and Cockermouth Methodist Circuit

Site visit summer 2014

This page was added by GW Oxley on 31/03/2018.