Butterknowle Primitive Methodist chapel, South Side
near Barnard Castle
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. [The 1851 Census of places of Public Religious Worship records a chapel built in 1844. CH-03/20]
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.