Bigrigg, Chapel Street UM Chapel, Cumberland

Grid ref NY002134

By GW Oxley

 The original building and improvements up to 1923, when it had 120 sittings, had cost £200 for the chapel and £150 for the school. In 1940 it had 150 sittings on pews. The chapel was situated in a row of workmen’s cottages within a larger estate of similar buildings. In the post war era they were all swept away and replaced by modern houses and bungalows. It is now difficult to be sure where the site of the chapel was but it is commemorated in one of the roads on the new estate called Chapel Street.

Sources

Cumbria Archive Service, Whitehaven YDFCM2/40

Carlisle Library, 1A287, Methodist Property Statistics 1940

Cumbria Archive Service, Whitehaven DFCM2/431

NLS 25” OS Cumberland LXVII. 15 1899  

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