Acomb (Orchard) Primitive Methodist Chapel Northumberland

This chapel was built in 1871

The village of Acomb is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne. In the past it was exposed to attack from the Scots and on more than one occasion it was destroyed. In the nineteenth century it was mainly inhabited by the families of lead and coal miners.

The Primitive Methodists built their chapel in 1871.  A Mr Smith laid the foundation stone.  The original building included the Sunday School but in 1893 an extension was added to provide a school room.

In August 2015 the chapel is still open for worship

Photos taken August 2015

OS Map Ref:87:NY928664

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  • The Primitive Methodist magazine for October 1893 (page 637) reports the laying of memorial stones for the expansion of the chapel in this “prosperous little church in this picturesque North country village”. The school room had become too small, so it was added to the chapel and a new school room built.

    By Christopher Hill (25/06/2021)

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