Brampton Moatside Primitive Methodist Chapel

Built in 1879 and demolished in 2013

about to be demolished 27 February 2013 | Iain Parsons
about to be demolished 27 February 2013
Iain Parsons
Look at the size of the buttress! | Iain Parsons, 27 Feb 2013
Look at the size of the buttress!
Iain Parsons, 27 Feb 2013
The end of the chapel, 15 March 2013 | Iain Parsons
The end of the chapel, 15 March 2013
Iain Parsons
Head of Hugh Bourne
Head of Hugh Bourne
Head of William Clowes
Head of William Clowes
Copies of the heads of Bourne and Clowes which were made from those on the dripstones of the old Primitive Chapel. These are now mounted in the Crush Hall of the present Methodist Church. | Iain Parsons
Copies of the heads of Bourne and Clowes which were made from those on the dripstones of the old Primitive Chapel. These are now mounted in the Crush Hall of the present Methodist Church.
Iain Parsons
Chapel c1904
Chapel c1904
Brampton with PM Chapel on left, c1902
Brampton with PM Chapel on left, c1902
Chapel from the rear
Chapel from the rear
Chapel converted to Playhouse
Chapel converted to Playhouse
Brampton Primitive Methodist Chapel as Playhouse theatre in 1991 | Keith Guyler 1991
Brampton Primitive Methodist Chapel as Playhouse theatre in 1991
Keith Guyler 1991

Photographs of this chapel were taken as it was being demolished to make way for a housing development.

Iain Parsons reported,  ‘the structure had become dangerous and there was no chance to stabilise it without horrendous expense. Even then, the prognosis would have been very doubtful. There is a space like a missing front tooth on the Moatside at present. It is hoped that the dripstone heads can be saved.’

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  • Brampton Moatside, PM Chapel, Cumberland

    This chapel was built in 1879 at a cost of £1149. It had 300 lettable and 50 free sittings. (Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle DFCM1/1/26)

    By GW Oxley (10/12/2014)
  • The dripstone heads were rescued from the demolished chapel, although sadly with some damage to the back of Hugh Bourne’s head and William Clowes’ nose. Iain Parsons brought them to Englesea Brook Museum, where they are now on display in the ‘Bourne and Clowes Room’ at the Museum.

    By Jill Barber (26/01/2014)

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