Bamburgh Primitive Methodist chapel

The 1897 Primitive Methodist magazine tells us that Lord Armstrong who had recently purchased the Bamburgh estate “has generously given our friends in the North Sunderland station an eligible site”.  It would be the first non-conformist place of worship in the village.  For years mission work had been frustrated because Bamburgh was under the control of Lord Crewe’s Charity “in the interest of the established church”.  The plan was to erect an iron chapel before the summer season started.

The 1898 Primitive Methodist magazine tells us that North Sunderland Primitive Methodists had built the chapel on land bought from Lord Armstrong.  .

A very successful mission had been held in the chapel  – including the conversion of the chief musician for the local merrymakers.

I am unable to find the chapel or a later one on old Ordnance Survey maps.  Where was the chapel and what happened to it?


Primitive Methodist magazine 1897 page 232

Primitive Methodist magazine January 1898 page 77

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  • Thanks for the clarification of what happened to the chapel and its context George.

    By Christopher Hill (29/12/2021)
  • Bamburgh PM Church was a tin tabernacle erected on Links Road Bamburgh after Mr William Nightingale’s successful mission in 1897 whilst Bamburgh castle was being restored . Ownership of the estate had passed from the Lord Crewe Trustees a couple of years before. The houses built for the workers were in Links Road and are now listed.
    By 1919 the church was redundant and was transported lock, stock and barrel to Boulmer where it opened in 1919. It closed in 1962 and was demolished.

    By George Scott (28/12/2021)

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