Lamesley Primitive Methodist chapel

transcribed by David Tonks

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  • Thanks for the additional pieces to the jigsaw Richard

    By Christopher Hill (23/09/2020)
  • Having located the cumulative opening day list on Google, there was a chapel at Ayton (another way of spelling Eighton Banks) opened 1822 (1854 magazine pp50-51). That would be within the Lamesley Chapelry area. A Meeting House was established at Galloping Green, Eighton Banks, in the 1820s and was registered at Durham on 10 Feb 1834. This could be the chapel referred too

    By Richard Jennings (08/09/2020)
  • I think this entry is incorrect.
    The Census Return clearly indicates “Lamesley Chapelry” not Lamesley village. The Chapelry is a Parish Council area and covers Ravensworth, Blackburn Fell, Kibblesworth, Ayton (now Eighton Banks), Beamish, Hedley and Lamesley Village itself.
    I can find no reference anywhere in our Circuit records to a Methodist Chapel in Lamesley Village though I am also at a loss to indicate which village the Census Return relates too!
    At present, I don’t know the history of the PM chapels at Beamish or Hedley. It is interesting to note that Abner Lucas was the signatory on the document, describing himself as a Local Preacher (it is true he lived at Eighton Banks). In 1838, he was a Class Leader at The Mount WM chapel and in 1859, was amongst the first members of Weaver’s Row MNC (both were in Eighton Banks) – certainly gets about! His son, John, became Mayor of Gateshead.

    By Richard Jennings (08/09/2020)

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