Westgate Primitive Methodist Chapel, Westgate

Westgate Primitive Methodist Chapel, Westgate, Stanhope, County Durham DL13 1LQ View on map

Primitive Methodist Chapel with attached school room constructed in 1871 by George Race Junior and Atkinson, incorporating parts of an earlier 19th century chapel. The Chapel has an ornate interior with a gallery supported on slim, modified Corinthian cast iron columns decorated to look like marble. It retains the original Victorian layout, a full set of pews and windows.


Opening Arrangements

Due to damage in early 2016 the ceiling is considered unsafe and the chapel has been closed to visitors pending repair to the roof and ceiling. It is unlikely that the Chapel will be safe to open until at least 2019 due to the fundraising required for the roof repairs.


Located on the north side of the A689 travelling west at the Alston (west) end of Westgate. Rail: The nearest rail station is 20 miles away at Durham. Very limited bus service along Weardale from Durham to Westgate.

Parking Spaces


Available in long layby to main road adjacent to the Chapel

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: No