Hethersgill WM Chapel, Cumberland

Grid Ref NY478672

By GW Oxley

 

Hethersgill Chapel was built of stone and provided seating for 135. It cost of £1100 and opened in 1900. The site had been provided by an unnamed donor and the building cost £629.12.0. The date plaque reads “Wesleyan Methodist Church built 1901”. Permission for the construction of a school here at a cost of £105 was granted in 1902. In 1911 a piece of land between the school and the chapel on which a cottage occupied by the chapel caretaker and a reading room stood was purchased. The cottage was sold in 1938 and the remaining land in 1945. The proceeds were used to install a heating apparatus. In 1940 the chapel had 140 sittings, all on forms, and there was a schoolroom and one additional room. The schoolroom was sold for £300 in 1969/70 and by 1980 the chapel was closed and awaiting disposal. It subsequently became an art gallery and is now in residential use...

Sources

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

Cumbria Archives Service, Carlisle DFCM11/94 renovation accounts

Cumbria Archives Service, Carlisle DFCM11/146 property file

John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, Carlisle WM District minutes, 1878-99

Cumbria Archives Service, Kendal WDFCM7 Synod Minutes 1937-1974

Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist Property Statistics 1940, 1980

Site visit, 7th February 2016

Photo:Hethersgill WM Chapel from south west, 7.2.2016 (ii)

Hethersgill WM Chapel from south west, 7.2.2016 (ii)

G W Oxley

Photo:Hethersgill WM Chapel from south,  7.2.2016

Hethersgill WM Chapel from south, 7.2.2016

G W Oxley

Photo:Hethersgill WM Chapel , date plaquefrom south,  7.2.2016 (i)

Hethersgill WM Chapel , date plaquefrom south, 7.2.2016 (i)

G W Oxley

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