Appleby Tabernacle United Methodist Free Church, Westmorland

UMFC Chapel, Chapel Street, Appleby, Westmorland, facade, 27.10.2013
UMFC Chapel, Chapel Street, Appleby, Westmorland, Side view from north, 27.10.2013 P1010190P1010189

Appleby Tabernacle was built of stone in 1870 at a cost of £800. In 1881 it contained 200 sittings and had an organ which had cost £120. A school was added in 1884 at a cost of £425. In 1924 the chapel seated 300 and the school 300.

Sources

Cumbria Archive Service, Kendal, WDFCM1/1/4 UMF special schedule for 1881 relating to chapels, schools, organs, ministers houses , etc

Cumbria Archive Service, Kendal, WDFCM1/1/12 United Methodist Free Church Special trust schedule for 1924

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  • In 1940 the estate consisted of the chapel which seated 221 in pews, a school hall and three other rooms. Sometime later the chapel was closed and the building was sold for £2743 in 1952-3
    Sources
    John Rylands Library University of Manchester, MAC Lawson, Methodist Church Buildings: Statistical returns including seating accommodation as at July 1st 1940 No 373, Kirby Stephen, Appleby and Tebay Circuit
    Cumbria Archives Service, Kendal WDFCM7 Synod Minutes 1937-1974
    Church records are present in WDFCM1

    By Geoffrey Oxley (10/03/2022)

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