Wingate Station Town (Millbank Terrace) Primitive Methodist Chapel Co. Durham

The building of this chapel began in 1903 and completed in 1904

This was not the first Primitive Methodist chapel to be built in Station Town. The first (date unknown) was built in Church Street. Unfortunately it was burnt down after being set on fire by the spark from a railway engine. The 1904 chapel was then built in Station Terrace and today is the only chapel in the town. It is still open for worship in 2016.

Station Town takes its name as one would expect from the station built at the south end of Wingate. The station was built in the early 1900s but is now closed. The people here earned their living as miners at the local colliery. Life centred round the chapel and the Temperance Hall.

Photos taken September 2013

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  • The 1882 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 61) tells us of the laying of a foundation stone for the first Primitive Methodist chapel at Station Town, then in the Thornley circuit. On page 317 we learn that the chapel has been completed at a cost of £463 of which more than half had been raised.

    This was one of two chapels being built in the circuit, the other being at Castle Eden; they were expected to cost £1,000 together”The prospects of our churches at these two places are good.”

    By Christopher Hill (10/04/2020)

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