Cleator Moor Ennerdale Road Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cumberland

Grid ref NY023148

The Chapel was built of stone in 1865 at a cost of £221.5.0½. There were 100 lettable and 60 free sittings. In 1940 the chapel had 200 sittings on pews. There was also a schoolroom and two other rooms. In 1949-50 heating was installed at a cost of £477. There was a schoolroom and two other rooms. The building was closed on 12 November 1965 after merging with Wesley. It was subsequently demolished and modern buildings now occupy the site.


Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle DFCM14/13

Cumbria Archives Service, Kendal WDFCM7 Synod Minute 1937-1974

Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist Property Statistics 1940

Cumbria Archive Service, Whitehaven DCM2/384

NLS 25” OS Cumberland LXVII.12 1899  

Site visit 23.9.2017

Cleator Moor Ennerdale Road Primitive Methodist Chapel

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  • The Primitive Methodist magazine of May 1893 (page 316) records the laying of the memorial stones for a new Primitive Methodist chapel at Cleator Moor. It says it was to replace the previous building which had become unsafe – and was as unsuitable as unsafe.

    The 1898 Ordnance Survey map shows the chapel on the western side of Ennerdale Road, just east of the new terrace on Todholes Road. I’ve added the map to this page.

    Google Street View in 2009 shows the chapel still in existence although derelict. Satellite View in 2021 shows that it has been replaced by a large building parallel to the main road.

    By Christopher Hill (24/06/2021)

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