Maryport, Kirby Street Primitive Methodist Chapels, Cumberland

1839 and 1871

Ground plan of Maryport, Kirkby St. PM Chapel from 0S 1 to 500 Cumberland XLIV 8 10 circa 1860 ii
Maryport, Kirby St, site of PM Chapel, 20.09.2014
G W Oxley
Maryport:: Return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks

Maryport, Kirby Street PM (i) Chapel, Cumberland

Maryport chapel was built in 1839 at a cost of £316.7.10. In 1851 there were 154 free and 126 other sittings


The National Archives HO129/570/4/16 1851 census of religious worship


Kirby Street  PM (ii) Chapel, Cumberland

Kirby Street Chapel & school were built of stone in 1871 at a cost of £1059.8.6. There were 242 lettable and 62 free sittings. In 1940 there were 320 sittings in pews and one other room. The chapel closed in 1973 when St Marks opened. In 2014 the site was in residential use.


Cumbria Archive Service, Carlisle, DFCM2/112, 113, 145
Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist Property Statistics 1940

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  • My father was the vicar of a Methodist church in Maryport until his death in 1950.

    Is this the site of his church?

    By Peter Thomas (09/09/2020)
  • My ancestors from Maryport, Ezekiel Walker and his family were Primitive Methodists right down to my Grandmother who was christened in the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Maryport.  My Ezekiel Walkers were all sea captains right down to my Great Grandfather.

    By Christine St. John (06/10/2017)

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