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Methodist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Newbiggin, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6441 / 54°38'38"N

Longitude: -2.1327 / 2°7'57"W

OS Eastings: 391530

OS Northings: 527670

OS Grid: NY915276

Mapcode National: GBR FGKR.20

Mapcode Global: WHB3X.6JNM

Entry Name: Methodist Chapel

Listing Date: 20 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111958

Location: Newbiggin, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Newbiggin

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Middleton-in-Teesdale

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NY 92 NW
14/156 (inset) Methodist Chapel

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. 1759, enlarged 1860. Pecked sandstone ashlar
front, rubble left return and rear with ashlar dressings and millstone grit
quoins; plinth. Roof of graduated green slates. One high storey, 3 bays.
Wide step to central 4-panel double door in keyed round-headed surround;
impost blocks form base of high corniced panel over door, inscribed WESLEYAN
CHAPEL ERECTED 1760 ENLARGED 1860, in Roman capitals. High flanking windows
have keyed round heads with voussoirs,and stone sills, all projecting. Left
return has blocked window with flat stone lintel; rear has 2 round-headed
windows; all windows have glazing bars. Interior shows west pulpit with
single side steps, and short communion rail on flower-patterned wrought iron
balustrade, brought from Bowlees Methodist Chapel. Simple pulpit, with raised
fielded panelling, in north-west corner original to the building although at
one time used at Low Houses. Tiered pews, boarded dado and walls are of 1860,
as are the ceiling cornice and 4 fret-carved round wood ventilation panels.
Large cast iron free-standing stove "The Romesse.", by Smith and Wellstood
Limited, Columbian Stove Works, Bonnybridge, Scotland. C19 coloured glass
in top lights of windows.

The 1860 enlargement seems to have consisted of raising the eaves and
installing the tiered pews rather than an increase in area. John Wesley
preached here.

Source: H.L. Beadle, The Beginning of Methodism in Upper Teesdale, 1980.

Listing NGR: NY9153027670

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