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Market St Congregational, Dalton-in-Furness
The church does not have a graveyard.
It was founded in 1867.
The year 1868 was one of remarkable activity and development amongst the dissenters, the Congregationalists, whose preaching services in the town were first conducted in the old Grammar School, Beck Side, erected their building consisting of chapel and schoolroom-in a central position. on Beech Hill.
The following table is submitted for reference. The return of members of society is the number enrolled on the books of the different churches in May, 1882 :
|Name of church||Number of|
of the Chapel.
|Wesleyan Methodists||225||650 |
|Congregational Church||174||300 |
|Primitive Methodists||110||252 |
|Bible Christians||92||500 |
|Welsh Calvinists||34||180 |
from Mannex's directory of Furness & Cartmel, 1882
In 1972 the Congregational church joined with the English Presbyterian church to become the United Reformed Church.
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The church is located at OS grid reference SD2315574068 (Lat/Lon 54.156659,-3.178255). You can see this on maps provided by: