Methodist Chapel / Sacred Heart Church, Redcar

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The history of this location seems to be in complete conflict from two sources. A recently published book by Vera Robinson MBE says it was built in 1874 as a Wesleyan Chapel and became the Catholic Sacred Heart Church in 1915.
Wesleyan Chapel / Sacred Heart Church, Redcar
While pages on the Communigate website says the opposite, that it was built for the Catholic community and became Methodist when the current Sacred Heart Church on Lobster Road  was built in 1913/1914.
Wesleyan Chapel / Sacred Heart Church, Redcar

One clue is a dedication stone which confirms the 1874 build date and a re-opening on September 9th 1913 by Miss A.D. Hutchinson of Saltburn

Comparing maps from 1895 to 1915 backs up the latter sequence of events.

1 thought on “Methodist Chapel / Sacred Heart Church, Redcar

  1. I grew up in Lord St, Redcar at what was Brunskill’s Stores on the block named Blatherwick Terrace and attended West Dyke Methodist Church where my parents, my brother, sister and myself were married. I was always led to believe that the Chapel had formally been a Baptist Church complete with baptism pool below the floor.
    Really enjoying reading your info re:- Redcar and reminiscing.
    Thank you so much for all your hard work.

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