Garsdale Street Primitive Methodist Chapel West Riding of Yorkshire

Since 1974 the chapel has been in Cumbria but still remains within the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

View of the original pews at Garsdale Street Chapel 1841.
Andrew Souter
Another view of pews
Andrew Souter
Close up of where the number were for pew rents !
Andrew Souter
Puplit at Garsdale Street Chapel
Andrew Souter

This chapel sits on the main A684 and attached to it are 3 cottages.  It closed in 2020.

It is thought that two stone mason brothers built the chapel in 1841 and today it remains without alteration. Inside are  painted box like tiered pews. In its early days public confessions were made from the ‘ penitents form’ which remains today in front of the pulpit.

The chapel is one of many chapels mentioned in a leaflet ‘Railways and Religion in the Western Dales’. Garsdale Street Chapel forms part of a trail of small chapels linked to the history of the railways.

Photos taken November 2016

OS Map Ref:98:SD748895


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  • This page has been modified to add pictures of the interior and reflect that the chapel closed in 2020.

    By Geoff Dickinson (15/02/2022)

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