Kirkoswald WM Chapel, Main Street, Cumberland

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By GW Oxley

Photo:Kirkoswald Main Street  WM Chapel, general view from northwest, 24.02.2018

Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, general view from northwest, 24.02.2018

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Kirkoswald, Main Street chapel was built in 1871 at a cost of £1094. In 1873 it had 242 sittings. By 1940 there were 250 sittings in pews and there was a school hall. A new heating system, costing £375, was installed in 1972-3. By 1980 the number of sittings in the chapel had been reduced to 200 and to 50 by 1991 when there were three other rooms. The building remains in use as a Methodist place of worship.

Sources

Wesleyan seating returns, 1873

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

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

DFCM4/1/8 Return of all chapels and preaching places in the circuit, 1873

Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist Property Statistics 1940, 1980, 1991

Site visit 24.02.2018

Photo:Kirkoswald Main Street  WM Chapel, general view from east, 24.02.2018

Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, general view from east, 24.02.2018

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Photo:Kirkoswald Main Street  WM Chapel, general view from south, 24.02.2018

Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, general view from south, 24.02.2018

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Photo:Kirkoswald Main Street  WM Chapel, notice board, 24.02.2018

Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, notice board, 24.02.2018

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Photo:Kirkoswald Main Street  WM Chapel, north gable, 24.02.2018

Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, north gable, 24.02.2018

Photo:Kirkoswald Main Street  WM Chapel, date stone and porch 24.02.2018

Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, date stone and porch 24.02.2018

Photo:Kirkoswald Main Street  WM Chapel, decorated window in north gable 24.02.2018

Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, decorated window in north gable 24.02.2018

Photo:Kirkoswald Main Street  WM Chapel, porch 24.02.2018

Kirkoswald Main Street WM Chapel, porch 24.02.2018

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