Butterknowle Primitive Methodist, South Side

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Steven Wild

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Butterknowle Primitive Methodist, South Side' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Butterknowle Primitive Methodist, South Side' page

Steven Wild

near Barnard Castle

By Jill Barber

Built in 1876 to seat 530 people, it had a Sunday School Hall and one classroom. In 1940 it was in the West Auckland Circuit.

There was a Primitive Methodist society meeting at South Side as early as 1834, when John Denham became a member and later as local preacher.

In this picture there seems to be a smaller building to the left, which may have been an earlier Chapel.

A memorial names two young men from this church, Richard C Yole and George B Hodgson, who died in WW1.

This page was added by Jill Barber on 01/01/2016.

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