Blennerhasset Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cumbria

note added CH 04/2020

The 1883 Primitive Methodist magazine tells us they were close to finishing work on  a new Primitive Methodist chapel at Blennerhasset in the Wigton station.  Previously they had met, rent free,  in a small room belonging to Sir William Lawson.

They had now laid the foundation stone on a chapel of their own and were hoping to move in within a few weeks.

The 1884 magazine confirms that they had completed the work and moved in. It cost around £170 of which they had raised £140 and expected to raise the remaining £30. The editor lamented that it would make such a difference if all chapels could be free of debt like this.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1883 page 761

Primitive Methodist magazine 1884 page 125

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  • Hi.
    The chapel shown was the Congregational one, not the P.M.
    The building is clearly labelled as Cong on the 25″ O.S. map of 1900, at NY 1800 4157.
    The same map marks the P.M. chapel at NY 1774 4145, at the southern end of the village. There’s still an active Evangelical Church on the site (a tin tabernacle) as seen here – but whether this is the original P.M. I don’t know.

    By Steve Bulman (16/11/2020)

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