SD5273 : Tewitfield Methodist Chapel

taken 2 years ago, near to Borwick, Lancashire, Great Britain

Tewitfield Methodist Chapel
Tewitfield Methodist Chapel
On the corner of Kirkgate Lane and Kellet Lane. Viewpoint is on Tewitfield Old Turnpike Bridge, number 138 on the Lancaster Canal.

Tewitfield Methodist Chapel opened as a recognised place of worship sometime around 1886 although it could have been used as a Wesleyan meeting house some time before that. The chapel is thought to have originally been an alehouse used by the canal navvies who built the Lancaster Canal in the 1790s. The canal was opened in 1797 bringing much work to the area at about the same time as Methodism grew in popularity. It must be assumed that as the navvies departed the Methodists took the building over. It is within easy walking distance of Priest Hutton via Kirkgate Lane, and Borwick via the canal towpath. Tewitfield is a hamlet near Carnforth and consists mainly of farms, the Twitfield Marina, a caravan park and the Longlands Inn. Tewit is a dialect name for the lapwing.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Chapel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 52088 73409 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:9.2550N 2:44.1074W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 52067 73396
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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