Nenthead Primitive Methodist chapel

Chapel Houses Nenthead Alston CA9 3PP

Nenthead Primitive Methodist chapel
Englesea Brook collection: ENBPM:2020.126
Plaque in Malabo Methodist church commemorating Matthew Barron, missionary from Nenthead, to Bioko (Fernando Po)
Bunmi Olayisade 2020
Nenthead: Return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks
Nenthead Primitive Methodist chapel

Nenthead Primitive Methodist chapel was noted as the highest church in England. Even though Nenthead was a small chapel, one person born in the village became a Primitive Methodist missionary to what was then Fernando Po, now Bioko.  Matthew H Barron died there on January 22nd 1901 and there is a memorial plaque to him in the remaining Methodist church at Malabo.

The chapel is already on Ordnance Survey maps by 1859 and is still marked as an active chapel in 1924.  By 1953 the building is still there but unlabelled.

On Street View in 2009, what is substantially the same building exists , with the same footprint and overall dimensions, but the external features have changed.

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