Askam; Zion Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:former Primitive Methodist chapel, Askham

former Primitive Methodist chapel, Askham

Keith Guyler 1995

Photo:Front of chapel and Sunday school

Front of chapel and Sunday school

G.W. Oxley - July 2016

Photo:North-west side of Sunday school

North-west side of Sunday school

G.W. Oxley - July 2016

Photo:South-east side of chapel

South-east side of chapel

G.W. Oxley - July 2016

Photo:Date plaque on chapel

Date plaque on chapel

G.W. Oxley - July 2016

Photo:Date plaque on Sunday school

Date plaque on Sunday school

G.W. Oxley - July 2016

Photo:Foundation stone on chapel

Foundation stone on chapel

G.W. Oxley - July 2016

Photo:Foundation stones on Sunday school (i)

Foundation stones on Sunday school (i)

G.W. Oxley - July 2016

Photo:Foundation stones on Sun day school (ii)

Foundation stones on Sun day school (ii)

G.W. Oxley - July 2016

Askham in Furness Primitive Methodist chapel

Beach St, Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria LA16 7AT

By Christopher Hill

The Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1870 and  improved in 1902 when a Sunday School was added at a cost of £500.  

It closed in 1985.  The society amalgamated in 1989 with Duddon Rd and Keith Guyler's photograph shows that building was used subsequently as the Church Centre.  On Google Street View in May 2011 it has been converted to a house called, as such places often are, the Old Chapel.

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 19/01/2015.
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Grid ref SD212775

Askham in Furness, Beach Street  Chapel was opened in December 1870. A harmonium was purchased in the1890s and replaced by an organ acquired from Harrow Congregational Church in the 1900s. The schoolroom was buit in 1902. In 1940 the chapel had 220 sittings on pews and there was a schoolroom and three other rooms. The sittings had fallen to 123 by 1980. The building is now in residential use.

Sources

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

Carlisle Library, 1A287 Beach Street Methodist Church, Askham in Furness,  Centenary Souvenir, 1870 - 1970

Site visit, 23.7.2016

By GW Oxley
On 30/07/2016

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