Cardle Wesleyan Methodist Chapels


Cardle I Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1815

Site now occuped by Sunday School
Original chapel only partially floored with the three box pews either side of the pulpit having wooden floors, the rest was beaten earth. Story told of local preacher Mr Robert Kerruish, who weighing 24 stone, only preached once as the pulpit could not bear his weight.
In 1830 a gallery was added; the whole wooden floor and seating was completed in 1840.

Grid Reference SC455898


In 1876 seat rents brought in £4.2s. The main families involved with the chapel were the Corteens (Ballacorteen and Ballasholague), Corkills (Ballagilley), Callows (Dhullan) Joughins (Rhenabb) and Kerruishes (Ballachrink).
From 1897 many money raising efforts were made to raise the money for a new chapel.


Cardle II Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1910

Cardle II

So called "Threepenny Chapel" due to fundraising efforts of Mr Harry Ward (Douglas grocer who owned Corony Farm and Coronny Mill House) who used to ask people for a 3d donation and William Caley.
In 1909 many people paid £5 each to lay memorial stones. The new chapel was opened in March 1910 by Mr. J.Kerruish M.H.K., grandson of Robert Kerruish who gave the land in 1815.
The Sunday School hall was renovated in 1925.
Closed 1986 - congregation now share premises with Dhoon Anglican Parish Church.

Grid Reference SC455898


J.Gair Methodism in the Sheading of Garff MMHS #12 pp2/3 Autumn 1990
W & C. Radcliffe A History of Kirk Maughold 1979 pp154/5
Additional information kindly provided by Mr Jack Gair

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