Keys to the Past

Westgate West End Chapel, Stanhope (Westgate)

Primitive Methodist Chapel, Westgate 2002
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Westgate 2002

Primitive Methodist Chapel, Westgate 2002
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Westgate 2002

Primitive Methodist Chapel, Westgate 2002
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Westgate 2002

Photograph of front of Primitive Methodist Chapel 2016
Photograph of front of Primitive Methodist Chapel 2016

Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel wall 2016
Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel wall 2016

Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel 2016
Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel 2016

Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel entrance 2016
Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel entrance 2016

Photograph of side of Primitive Methodist Chapel 2016
Photograph of side of Primitive Methodist Chapel 2016

Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel window detail 2016
Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel window detail 2016

Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel above window detail 2016
Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel above window detail 2016

Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel windows 2016
Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel windows 2016

Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel notice board 2016
Photograph of Primitive Methodist Chapel notice board 2016

Interior, undated 2009
Interior, undated 2009

This is a large and handsome chapel which stands as testimony to the strength of Primitive Methodism in the Wear valley. It has largely escaped 20th century alteration and remains in relatively good condition. It was founded in 1824 and enlarged in 1871 to a design by George Race Jnr.

The Chapel was built in 1871 adjacent to an earlier Chapel, which it replaced. (2)

A pipe organ was installed in March 1901 by HJ Nelson & Co, previously removed from the nearby Westgate North Road Chapel (3)

The Chapel ceased to be used for regular services in 2007. (4,5)

Reference number:D3542
Historical period: Georgian (1714 to 1830)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1232510
Event(s):Building Survey - Non-conformist Chapels in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 2003; Peter Ryder & English Heritage
Weardale Historic Settlement Pattern: Westgate.
Survey of Nonconformist Chapels in Darlington, 2004; Historic Buildings Consultant
Building Assessment, Westgate Primitive Methodist Church, 2016; The Griffiths Heritage Consultancy Ltd



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