Westgate Primitive Methodist Chapel, Westgate, Stanhope - County Durham (UA)

Former Primitive Methodist chapel, with attached schoolroom, constructed in 1871 to the design of George Race Junior & Atkinson and incorporating parts of an earlier C19 chapel. Investigative works and urgent repairs, part-funded by Historic England, were completed in 2013. While an agreed viable use for the chapel and schoolroom has yet to be found, an updated condition assessment and conservation statement have been prepared to help inform a management plan. Urgent roof repairs were carried out in 2017 with funding from Historic England.

Westgate Primitive Methodist Chapel, Westgate, Stanhope - County Durham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Westgate Primitive Methodist Chapel
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1232510
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Westgate Primitive Methodist Chapel
  • Locality: Westgate
  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parish: Stanhope
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North West Durham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Kate Wilson 0191 269 1221

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England