This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867. Remember that registration was not compulsory. The Methodist New Connexion probably had as many unreported chapels as registered, whilst a further eight UMFC chapels have been identified as being in use at this time. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e. both the old and new chapels in a place may be listed. We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described.
The Methodist New Connexion were active aroung Gateshead and Sunderland, and the shipbuilding centre of Hartlepool. A list of their chapels in 1861, however, reveals that they were also active on the Durham coalfield.
The United Methodist Free Churches had places of worship in all the urban centres in the county. The eight seemingly unregistered chapels I have been able to identify were all located close to the registered chapels around Gateshead and Sunderland.
The Bible Christians did not mission this area until later in the nineteenth century.
Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.
The numbers on the list relate to places, and match those on the map. The base map is provided under this licence
Use the search box to find out more about a chapel.
|Benfieldside, Snow’s Green||Friends Meeting House||MNC||1||Durham|
|Bishopwearmouth, Westbury Street||MNC||2||Sunderland|
|Bishopwearmouth, Zion Street||MNC||3||Sunderland|
|Dunstan, Whickham||A building||MNC||4||Gateshead|
|Durham, New North Road, Bethel||MNC||5||Durham|
|Felling Shore, Heworth||A building||MNC||6||Gateshead|
|Gateshead, Melbourne Street, Bethesda||MNC||7||Gateshead|
|Gateshead, Mount Pleasant||MNC||8||Gateshead|
|Gateshead, Sheriff Hill, Zion||MNC||9||Gateshead|
|Hartlepool, Church Field||MNC||10||Hartlepool|
|High Felling, Heworth||A building||MNC||11||Gateshead|
|Low Fell, Gateshead||MNC||13||Gateshead|
|Monkwearmouth, Dame Dorothy Street, Providence||MNC||14||Sunderland|
|Sunniside, Whickham||A building||MNC||15||Gateshead|
|Team, Gateshead||A building||MNC||16||Gateshead|
|West Hartlepool, Stranton Lane||MNC||17||Hartlepool|
|Windy Nook, Heworth||A building||MNC||18||Gateshead|
|Winlaton, Zion||A building||MNC||19||Gateshead|
|Bishop Auckland, South Road||UMFC||20||Auckland|
|Bishopwearmouth, Broughams Street, Tabernacle||UMFC||21||Sunderland|
|Cockerton||Association Preaching Room||UMFC||25||Darlington|
|Darlington, Paradise Chapel||UMFC||26||Darlington|
|Felling, Crow Hall Lane||UMFC||27||Gateshead|
|Gateshead, High Street||UMFC||28||Gateshead|
|Gateshead, Sheriff Hill||UMFC||29||Gateshead|
|Monkwearmouth, Brook Street||UMFC||32||Sunderland|
|Monkwearmouth, Dock Street||UMFC||33||Sunderland|
|Monkwearmouth, Williamson Street, Ebenezer||UMFC||34||Sunderland|
|Old Shildon||Association Chapel||UMFC||35||Auckland|
|Park Hall, near Gateshead||UMFC||37||Gateshead|
|Seaham Harbour, Church Street||UMFC||38||Easington|
|South Shields, Bede Street, the Tyne Docks||UMFC||39||South Shields|
|South Shields, Cambridge Street||UMFC||40||South Shields|
|South Shields, Queen Street||UMFC||41||South Shields|
|Southwick, Brougham Street||UMFC||42||Sunderland|
|Stockton-on-Tees, Regent Street||Methodist Free Church||UMFC||44||Stockton|
|West Auckland||Association Chapel||UMFC||45||Auckland|
Reference: Baggaly, William. A Digest of the Minutes, Institutions, Polity, Doctrines, Ordinances and Literature of the Methodist New Connexion. London: William Cooke, 1862,253 pp.