Grasslot PM Chapel, Cumberland

Grid Ref. NY033358

By GW Oxley

Grasslot chapel was built of stone It was probably the building which received local authority approval on 20 April 1908. The Primitive Methodists bought it from the Baptist Church for £325 in 1913. A plan and elevations of the “Grasslot Mission Property”  made by  Wilk Sergison of Prospect, Bullgill, Cumberland while negotiations for sale were in progress shows a chapel roughly 45 feet by 20 feet with porch attached near the south eastern corner and a vestry at the north western corner.  A separate building to the rear contained two more vestries, a coal store and a boiler room. The end elevation had three lancet windows and the side elevation three rectangular windows. In 1940 it had 150 sittings on forms, a schoolroom and one other room. It had probably been closed by 1980 and was in residential occupation in February 2015. (Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle, SUDM3/19; DFCM2/112, 174 and 175; Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist Property Statistics 1940, 1980)

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Photo:PM chapel at Grasslot, Maryport (i), 05.02.2015

PM chapel at Grasslot, Maryport (i), 05.02.2015

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Photo:PN chapel at Grasslot, Maryport (ii), 05.02.2015

PN chapel at Grasslot, Maryport (ii), 05.02.2015

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