Moor Row, Scalegill Road Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cumberland 1863

The Chapel was built in 1863 at a cost of £115. There were 50 lettable and 60 free sittings. It was probably closed when the new chapel opened in 1878.


Cumbria Archive Service, Whitehaven DCM2/384

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  • I think the mission hall, known locally as the ‘tin miss’ because it was timber framed and clad in corrugated iron is a lock up garage opposite the turn in to Scalegill Place, right against the foot path down to the C2C path. It was built I understand to serve the sprirtual needs of railway workers and to provide solace to temperance volunteers. Is it possible the 1863 Primitive Chapel buildings built in 1863 became the UM Free Church Chapel in 1875?

    By Dugald Lamb (13/12/2022)
  • Am researching family history and found your site. According to my late father, who lived at 12 Scalegill Road with his grandparents in the 1920s, the Methodist chapel was next door to their house (on left side). My great grandfather was born around 1860 and was associated with the chapel(s) all his life. His father William James was a founding member of the first chapel after his arrival in Moor Row from Cornwall.

    By B Cresswell (13/10/2020)
  • I remember going to a mission hall with a local preacher friend about 65 years ago. On google maps a derelict site can be seen just as you turn off the A595 toward Moor Row on the south side of the road. That could well have been the site of the place I remember.
    When My aunt died a few years ago and I was given a Redemption Songs hymnal. It had been presented to W Tidyman 1929for services as church secretary from the Scalegill Railway Mission
    Hope this does not confuse the issue

    By Derek Matthews (16/07/2020)
  • I have no doubt that these are the same building. Dates and costs do vary from source to source, especially when people were speaking from memory many years later or simply rounding the figures. I am sure I would have tried to locate this building when I made my site visit with no more success than you have had

    By G W Oxley (26/11/2019)
  • I’ve just added a page about the opening of Scalegill Primitive Methodist chapel – see here. Is that the same place? – but the year of opening and cost of construction differ.

    By Christopher Hill (24/11/2019)

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