Bedlington (Bredlington) Primitive Methodist chapel

North Shields circuit

By Christopher Hill

The Primitive Methodist magazine for 1829 contains an account by G Herod of the opening of what it calls Bredlington Primitive Methodist chapel. Opening services took place on Sunday and Monday, 10th and 11th July 1828.

The new chapel measured 27' (w) x 39'(l) and they had started a Sunday School.

From the comments on this page Bredlington is in fact Bedlington as the detail of the opening fits with other sources.


Reference

Primitive Methodist magazine 1829 page 33

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 05/09/2017.
Comments about this page

Is it Bedlington-without the r?

By George Scott
On 06/09/2017

It might be George - but I've been proved wrong so many times when I have changed a name as written in the Primitive Methodist magazine to something recognisable now.  It needs a bit of evidence to confirm it, such as a common date or name.  All evidence and suggestions welcome!

By Christopher Hill
On 07/09/2017

W M Patterson says that the first church in Bedlington was opened in 1828. I'll continue to look for other evidence Christopher. Thanks for your postings.

By George Scott
On 09/09/2017

The Return for the Census of Religious Worship 1851 relating to Bedlington Primitive Methodist Chapel, Northumberland (TNA HO 129/558/2/2/12) states that it was erected in 1828, although alterations were being carried out in 1851, which may explain why there were no services on Census Sunday.

By David Tonks
On 10/09/2017

I'm convinced! I've amended the name on this page.

By Christopher Hill
On 11/09/2017

As a former employer of the former Wansbeck District Council, I can confirm that the settlement of Bedlington, Northumberland was never officially spelled with an 'r'. The full title of the town was Bedlingtonshire, being one of those areas in Northumberland which came under the jurisdiction of the Prince Bishops of Durham. The town gave it's name to the Bedlington terrier breed of dog.AG9

By Cliff Occomore
On 05/02/2018

Thanks Cliff. It might be a simple transcription error from the original handwritten account or an unofficial local variation.

By Christopher Hill
On 06/02/2018

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