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Aspatria, Cumbria

Aspatria on Wikipedia.


The 25" O.S. map of 1900 shows a Baptist Chapel of 1896 on the corner of Queen Street and an apparently un-named road opposite Harriston Road. The site can be seen on a 2017 Streetview. NY 1505 4197. I've not been able to find a photo, or the date of closure or demolition.

The former Independent Chapel on Outgang Road is now in commercial use. It can be seen on a 2011 Streetview here. NY 1434 4185.

The Methodist Chapel (1929) on North Road and the A596. This chapel was built with the help of a grant from J. Arthur Rank (who owned the cinema chain), who was a Methodist. It stands on the same site as an earlier Wesleyan Chapel, which pre-dated a map of 1900. NY 1484 4189. Peter Ostle. A 2017 Streetview.

A demolished Primitive Methodist Chapel stood right next to the railway line on Queen Street at NY 1518 4204. The My Primitive Ancestors entry supplies dates of 1895-6, with closure "by 1980". Its site can be seen here on a 2011 Streetview. It stood to the right of the house with the green door. It also has an entry for its predecessor, of 1867, and for which it includes photos, apparently incorrectly (see the comment at the bottom of the page). The same comment locates the chapel on Lawson Street, and says it was later a Sunday School. Its site is marked today by Sunday School House, seen by Streetview in 2021. NY 1536 4223.

St. Kentigern. Its grade II* listing dates it to 1846-8. NY 1471 4192. Steve Bulman. Link. Some related churchyard listings can be found here. An old drawing of the preceding medieval church was made by Thomas Bland (circa 1850), and is reproduced by kind permission of Carlisle Library. It's from the searchable Cumbria Image Bank, which can be accessed here.

The Salvation Army used to meet in the former Market Hall on Outgang Road. They are known to have been there for the years 1887-1890 at least. There are references to the departure of Captain Frederick Watson and the arrival of his replacement Captain Box in 1890. The old market hall is now in use as a gym - seen in a Streetview from 2021. NY 1431 4180.

 

 

 

 

 

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04 March 2023

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