Wolsingham Primitive Methodist chapel

Market Place, Wolsingham DL13 3AB

Wolsingham Primitive Methodist chapel August 2014 | Christopher Hill
Wolsingham Primitive Methodist chapel August 2014
Christopher Hill
Wolsingham Primitive Methodist chapel August 2014 | Christopher Hill
Wolsingham Primitive Methodist chapel August 2014
Christopher Hill

Most former chapels look like chapels; you wouldn’t recognise the recently converted flats on Market Street in the centre of Wolsingham as a chapel from their appearance. Although three storeys high, it is only one room deep.  

The Geograph website describes it as, “Three-storeyed chapel, otherwise known as The Gallery, designed by local architect George Race, a prominent Primitive Methodist, and built in 1885. It was built on the site of a former blacksmith’s shop, with stone quarried from the nearby Redgate quarry. The chapel went out of use in 1983 and its interior fittings were taken to the USA.”  

The Weardale Museum, situated in the old manse next to High House chapel in Ireshopeburn (Wesleyan) has a genealogy database on site which provides a very comprehensive record of all of the people living in the parishes of Stanhope and Wolsingham including Primitive Methodist Ancestors.

 

 

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