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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NY 91530 27670


NEWBIGGIN NEWBIGGIN NY 92 NW 14/156 (inset) Methodist Chapel 20.5.87 GV II

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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Books and journals
Beadle, H L, The Beginning of Methodism in Upper Teesdale, (1980)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 15 Jun 2003
Reference: IOE01/07078/21
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