Marsh St Primitive Methodist, Barrow in Furness
Primitive Methodist church,
Barrow in Furness
The Primitive Methodists have three chapels in the town ; one in Forshaw Street-a plain brick building with school underneath, and capable of seating 600 persons. It was erected in 1866 at a cost of £1,300. A second in Hartington Street, built in 1874 at a cost of £2,750, and capable of accommodating 600. A third one was built in 1875, in Marsh Street, at a cost of £2,950, and will accommodate 700. The superintendent of the Barrow circuit is the Rev. J. Prestwich, with two assistant ministers.
from Mannex's directory of Furness & Cartmel, 1882
The church was finally dismantled in August 2009 to make way for a new housing development.
The Primitive Methodist church was an early 19th century (1807) secession form the Wesleyan Methodist church and was particularly successful in evangelising agricultural and industrial communities at open meetings. In 1932 the Primitive Methodists joined with the Wesleyan Methodists and the United Methodists to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain.
Original registersThe Cumbria Record Office, Barrow hold:
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- Marriages 1914-1952
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