Burradon Primitive Methodist chapel

Writing in the 1910 Christian Messenger, Rev West gives us some background to the Primitive Methodist society at Burradon in the Seaton Delaval station.

“BURRADON is a church which has suffered severely through a series of unforeseen events. The explosion in 1861 carried off some of our best workers. Then soon after the new chapel was opened in 1884, a prolonged strike, when the pit was closed for two years, depleted the church of its members and congregation, and left just a handful of folk to struggle with a heavy burden of debt. They have grappled with it very effectually, however, for at present the liabilities of the church are just over £100, and Burradon is now enjoying better days.”

The 1883 Primitive Methodist magazine tells us they were starting work on  a new Primitive Methodist chapel at Burradon to replace the previous smaller one in the colliery village. The 1885 magazine tells us that what they regarded as “a model village chapel” was opened

The 1897 and 1919 Ordnance Survey maps show a Primitive Methodist chapel on what was then Front Street, by the football/recreation ground. I cannot find evidence of it on Street View.

References

Christian Messenger 1910/315

Primitive Methodist magazine 1883 page 761

Primitive Methodist magazine 1883 page 59

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