Witton Park Primitive Methodist Chapel

Picture supplied by Dale Daniel
Englesea Brook Museum, PMQR, 1882
Return from Witton Park Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks 2020

the first chapel

There is an account in the Durham Chronicle recording the re-opening of Witton Park Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1847 and an entry in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship.

laying of foundation stone 1883

The foundation stone of a further Witton Park Chapel was laid on 30 April 1883, according to two presentation labels discovered inside a nicely bound copy of the Primitive Methodist Quarterly Review, for 1882.

The first label reads: ‘Presented to Sir J W Pease, Bart, MP, by the Trustees of the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Witton Park, on the occasion of his laying the foundation stone, April 30th 1883. Benjamin Spoor, Secretary; George Dent, Treasurer; Joseph Ritson and John Laverick, Ministers.

The second label (underneath) is identical, apart from the name. It is ‘Presented to David Dale, Esq’.


Primitive Methodist magazine April 1847 247


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  • This church was in my opinion the best in the village situated in Main Street. It was demolished in the late 1970s.

    A few yards further up was St. Paul C of E!


    By Dale Daniel (18/08/2016)

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