Lazonby Scaur Lane Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cumberland

Grid Ref NY547394

Lazonby, Scaur Lane chapel was built in 1847. In 1851 it had 50 free and 50 other sittings. In 1940 the chapel had 156 sittings on pews. There was a schoolroom and one other room. It was closed soon afterwards and the building was sold in 1946. It is now in residential use.


The National Archives HO129/565/3/10

Cumbria Archives Service, Kendal WDFCM7 Synod Minutes 1937-1974

Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist Property Statistics 1940, 1980.

Site visit 24.02.2018

Lazonby PM Chapel, generral view from east, 24.02.2018
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Lazonby PM Chapel, front gable, 24.02.2018
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Lazonby PM Chapel, date plaque, 24.02.2018
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Lazonby PM Chapel, tower, 24.02.2018
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Lazonby: Return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks

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  • The 1850 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 313-314) contains an account by John Abbott of the establishment of Lazenby (sic) Primitive Methodist chapel. It tells of Adam Dodds re-missioning the village in 1841; opposition from “clerical influence and high churchism”; losing two building plots after building work started; and the chapel finally being built, although no date is given.

    The chapel measured 27′ x 21′ and 12′ high, cost £85 of which they had raised £66 with the remainder on a promissory note, and seated 100 worshippers.

    By Christopher Hill (29/05/2021)

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