South Shields Marsden Primitive Methodist chapel

South Shields Marsden Primitive Methodist chapel
Christian Messenger 1905/176

The 1905 Christian Messenger tells us that “Marsden is about two and a half miles from South Shields. It was missioned by the Sunderland Circuit in 1878, but was afterwards transferred to South Shields. A small chapel was built in 1884, and last year a beautiful new church was erected, towards which more than one-half of the cost (£1,100) was raised,”

Where was the chapel and what happened to it?


Christian Messenger 1905/176

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  • Marsden PM Chapel
    The village of Marsden had a short life beginning in the 1870s and surviving until demolition in the 1960s. There were nine streets of houses and in 1891 a population of just over 700. There are was Co-Operative store, a Post Office, and a school opened in 1882. Adjacent to the lighthouse, stood a Primitive Methodist Chapel. Interestingly, the village was “dry” there being no public house. Facing the village was a Miners’ Institute demolished in 1977.
    Very few records survive of the chapel.

    By Richard Jennings (21/08/2020)

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