Ellenborough / Netherton* PM Chapel (1860), Cumberland

Grid Ref NY044357

Netherton, PM Chapel (i), general view, 20.09.2014
G W Oxley
Netherton, PM Chapel (ii), date stone, 20.09.2014
G W Oxley

Ellenborough/Netherton chapel was built in 1860 at a cost of £158 There were 86 lettable and 94 free sittings. It ceased to be used as a place of worship after the new chapel in Old Road opened in 1907 but continued to be used as a Sunday school. It has not been ascertained when it ceased be used for Methodist purposes but this could well have been when the post war extensions opened at Old Road.

When seen in September 2014 the building was in poor condition and it was difficult to ascertain what use it was being put to, if any. It had been much altered but it is evident that its main entrance was in a side wall which faced the street, as was the case with its neighbours at Flimby and Broughton Cross. The date plaque is still legible and reads:

Primitive Methodist
Hitherto hath the Lord helped us
I Samuel VII Chp XII Ve


*Ellenborough/Netherton These names were used as if they were interchangeable in Methodist and other sources

Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle DFCM2/145

Comments about this page

  • The laying of the foundation stone is described by Adam Dodds in the Primitive Methodist magazine of December 1860 (page 741-742). The stone was laid by Mr. Fowler, of Whitehaven,; preachers included Messrs Taylor, Worsnop, Dodds, Thompson, Maxwell, and Wedgwood. 250 people sat down to tea.

    By Christopher Hill (13/02/2018)
  • There is also a close resemblance between this chapel and its near contemporary at Crosby

    By GW Oxley (12/11/2014)

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