Haltwhistle (Ebenezer, Castle Hill) Primitive Methodist Chapel Northumberland

This chapel was built in 1864

The Sunday School building
The opposite end of the Sunday School building
Haltwhistle Chapel and Schools
Christian Messenger 1910/216
Haltwhistle Low Chapel: Return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks

This chapel closed after 1972.

In 2015 the chapel has been converted into a house called ‘High Bank’. The Sunday School building sits behind the chapel building. It too has been converted into accommodation.

Photos taken August 2015

OS Map Ref:86:NY710642

note added 06/092017 by CH

The 1829 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 278) contains an account by Thomas Simpson of the opening of an earlier Haltwhistle Primitive Methodist chapel, the first in the town.  The new chapel measured 21′(w) x 30′(l) x 17′(h).

Opening services were held on Sunday and Monday September 14th and 15th 1828.  Preachers at the opening were Brothers Flesher & Thackray on the Sunday and Brother Thackray on the Monday.

The new chapel was well attended and membership increased from 4 members to 10.

The return from the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship relates to this chapel

Comments about this page

  • It was fascinating to see the chapel my grandmother went to in Haltwhistle in Northumberland. The Wesleyan chapel was in the middle of the town but no way was she going to go there! She must have walked about a mile and a half two or three times a week to get to the Primitive chapel, passing the Wesleyan one half way! I also found Allendale very interesting as my ancestors came from there. 

    By Angela Wilson (added by CH) (08/05/2016)

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