Allendale Town, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Northumberland

Grid Ref NY838558

Allendale Town PM Chapel was built in 1878. It is not known when it closed as a chapel but the building has been well restored by the County Council for use as a public library. The photographs were taken on 16.03.2014

(added by CH 05/2017)

There is an account in the 1836 Primitive Methodist magazine of the opening of an earlier Allendale Town Primitive Methodist chapel. Opening services were held on the 9th and 10th April 1836 when the preachers were H Hebbron & Miss Elizabeth Newton.

It measured 30′ wide by 35′ long, with a gallery and a house underneath. All the stones were hewn and brought free of charge.

The 1878 Primitive Methodist magazine contains two notes relating to the chapel building.  The first records  the laying of the foundation stones for the new chapel and the second its opening.  A new place of worship had been needed for many years and the magazine editor was pleased to recognise the names of a number of those involved.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1836 page 394

Primitive Methodist magazine 1878 page 253

Primitive Methodist magazine 1878 page 571

01 Allendale Town, PM Chapel
G W Oxley
01 Allendale Town, PM Chapel, date stone
G W Oxley
03 Allendale Town, PM Chapel, foundation stones (i)
G W Oxley
04 Allendale Town, PM Chapel, foundation stones (ii)
G W Oxley
05 Allendale Town, PM Chapel, foundation stones (iii)
G W Oxley
06 Allendale Town, PM Chapel, foundation stones (iv)
G W Oxley
Allendale Primitive Methodist chapel
Christian Messenger 1921/266
Allendale Town: Return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks

Comments about this page

  • There is more information and additional images of this building on the Historic England website:

    By David Tonks (22/02/2019)
  • Val,
    Our preference is to make links to photos on other websites.
    If you can make a further comment and include the relevant url we can make the link as the comment is edited. I will then delete your initial and this comment.

    By Geoff Dickinson (21/02/2019)
  • Is it possible to use photo of the church on the Genuki website or can I add a link to your page?

    By Val Everson Maintainer for northumberland on Genuki (21/02/2019)
  • The chapel closed after 1957, probably in the 1960s.

    By Colin Dews (28/02/2018)

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