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Cliffe Lane, Hawcoat Wesleyan Methodist, Barrow in Furness

Wesleyan Methodist church,
Cliffe Lane, Hawcoat,
Barrow in Furness


The church does not have a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1913. It closed in 1989. It opened 1904-05 and closed Sept. 1989. It was sold in 1990, being converted for residential use. The congregation merged with Abbey Methodist Church.

Early directories indicate that a Methodist mission at Piel (Roa Island) was linked to this church.

The Wesleyan Methodist church was formed in the 18th century from religous societies founded by John Wesley and his preachers. It suffered many secessions, but was the largest Nonconformist denomination in the 19th century. In 1932 the Wesleyan Methodists joined with the Primitive Methodists and the United Methodists to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

Church Records

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The Cumbria Record Office, Barrow hold:

  • Baptisms 1913-1989
  • Marriages 1934-1986

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches themselves.


The church is located at OS grid reference SD2032271847 (Lat/Lon 54.136270,-3.221040). You can see this on maps provided by: