Weardale Museum and High House Chapel


Weardale Museum is located in High House Chapel in Ireshopeburn in Weardale, County Durham. The museum was established by volunteers in 1985 to preserve the heritage of Weardale, and has since won a number of awards. High House is also the oldest purpose built Methodist Chapel in continuous weekly use.[1] The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and minister's house was originally built in 1760, and later raised and extended in 1871.[2] As part of the Dales circuit of the Methodist movement, High House is recorded as having 266 members in 1772, many of whome were lead miners.[3] By the 19th Century services in the chapel were regulaly attended by well over 600 people. The building, just off the A689 road, is Grade II listed.
Post code: DL13 1HD
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High House Chapel. Ireshopeburn, Weardale, Durham Dales North East

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Weardale Museum and High House Chapel
- Website of the Museum. "The Weardale Museum is a small independent folk museum established by volunteers in 1985 to preserve the heritage of Weardale. Though entirely voluntary our museum operates ...

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The front of High House Chapel

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High House Chapelpews and altar

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Pipe Organ in High House Chapel

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High House Chapel balcony

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Organ History

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Organ Specification

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HIGH HOUSE CHAPEL AND FORMER MINISTER'S HOUSE - List Entry
- "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and minister's house, now chapel and museum. 1760; extended and raised 1871. Sandstone rubble with quoins, plinth and ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone gable ...

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History of High House Chapel
- Includes the history of the chapel and quote from the 18th and 19th century which give an indication of the large scale of the congregations of the methodist movement in ...

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High House Methodist Chapel and Weardale Museum, Ireshopeburn
- Includes some photographs of the building.

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