Family History Notebook

United Congregation of Redwing Chapel, Garrigill,
and Low Chapel, Alston, Cumberland

Loaning Head Chapel

Located at NY 7471 4170 slightly below the main settlement at Loaning Head, Garrigill. Originally used by the Dissenting Independent Congregation from around 1690 until superceded by Redwing Chapel in 1756. After a short period of use as a mine shop for Dodberry mines it was used by the Methodists (c.1763 - 90) until the chapel at Low Houses/Beldy, Garrigill was built. Then converted into a cottage.
(Alston Moor - Its pastoral people, its mines and miners : William Wallace 1890)

Loaning Head Chapel
The former Dissenting Chapel at Loaning Head, Garrigill, after conversion to a cottage ....


and 2013

Redwing Chapel

 

photograph


Redwing Chapel, Garrigill


The interior of Redwing Chapel 1977

Redwing Chapel is located just over a quarter of a mile WNW of Garrigill in Cumberland. (NY 7391 4178). It was built in 1756 and continued in use till 1977. The churchyard and church now (2013) lie isolated in a field without even a path to the door.

"The first event that created a little diversity in the two parishes, and probably elsewhere in the dales, on religious subjects was the Act of Uniformity which passed into law on the 17th May and was enforced on the 24th of August, or St. Bartholomew's Day, 1662, by which 2000 Presbyterian and Independent Ministers lost their preferments and were ejected from their livings just before the Michaelmas tithes were paid. The Rev. John Fell, who at that time was Vicar of Alston, was an Episcopalian, or one of the conforming ministers; but the Rev. Nathaniel Burnard was a Non-conformist, and, in consequence, was ejected from the Brampton Vicarage. According to Calamy, " Burnard retired to the desert places in Austin-Moor, and there took a farm, which he managed carefully for the subsistence of his family; on the Lord's Day preaching in his own house, afterwards at Burneston  in public, where he was connived at. At length, Providence favouring Sir W. Blacket in his lead mines, he fixed him there to preach to his miners, with an allowance of £30 per annum. He had great success among those ignorant creatures and did much good. But when the mines failed, being again at a loss, he came up to London, and from thence went for some time to a congregation at Harwich. But age coming upon him, he at length came to London again, and subsisted upon the charity of well disposed Christians, till death gave him quietus."

 In the above extract it is not expressly stated that Burnard took a farm in Garrigill, though that is highly probable. His preaching would be less likely to be interfered with there than at Alston, and the result was to introduce Dissenters into Garrigill but not into the town of Alston. It is also stated that he preached in his own house. If this statement of Calamy's is correct, it could not possibly have been in the Chapel cottage represented in Mr. Dickinson's photograph of which an autotype is given in Mr. Whitehead's paper: for it has never been a farm house, nor have there ever been any farm buildings connected with it. The Conventicle Act was passed on the 17th of May, 1664, and its enforcement would prevent Mr. Burnard from preaching in his own house or in a chapel to more than five persons. Charles' proclamation on the 15th and 16th March, 1672, of a declaration of liberty of conscience to dissenters was a step in order to pave the way for the introduction of Roman Catholic worship into the country. Notwithstanding the opposition of Parliament it would produce a considerable effect and probably occasioned a less rigorous enforcement of the penal laws.. Perhaps his preaching at Burne­stone, which was connived at, was ventured upon after Charles' proclamation, some nine years after he left Brampton.

It appears from Calamy's statement that Burnard left Garrigill either for East or West Allendale and remained there until the mines became poor. From another source we have a tradition that there was much poverty among the miners of Allendale during the latter part of the 17th century. It is therefore probable that Burnard left Allendale for London about the year 1690.

 

 Mr. Burnard was succeeded at Garrigill by the Rev. Thomas Dawes, who, according to the Congregational Magazine " preached, in times of persecution, at different houses in the neighbourhood, and towards the close of his life in a newly-erected meeting-house at Garrigill." The meeting-house could only have been erected after the Toleration Act was passed on the 19th April, 1689. By this Act all Dissenting places of worship had to be licensed. It is the cottage chapel' which Mr. Whitehead has mistaken for Burnard's farm-house residence. It has evidently been raised a little when it was converted into a cottage about the latter part of the last century. The engraving opposite is an attempt to restore it (from Mr. Dickinson's photograph) to its original appearance. It was probably covered with " ling heather thatch," as there are some reasons to suppose many of the cottage houses and buildings were in the seventeenth century. Mr. Dawes was succeeded by four ministers, whose names I have not been able to obtain.

In 1749 the Red Wing Estate was purchased for the Dissenters. The deed of trust is dated the 1st of May of that year, in which " it is declared that the Redwing Estate was purchased by and conveyed to Joseph Emerson upon trust for the congregation of Protestant Dissenters dwelling within the limits and boundaries of Alston Moor, who from time to time and statedly assemble for the performance of Divine Worship at their meeting-house or place of worship at Loaning Head or Upper Dodberry in Alston Moor aforesaid." This deed further states that the Rev. James Richey was then the minister. The present chapel was built on this estate in 1754. After the Loaning Head Chapel was abandoned it was probably used as a mine shop for a few years by Ralph Watson and Company.

Mr. John Dickinson, one of the Garrigill Independents was appointed moor master in 1790. He was one of the principal persons who established the Independents in Alston town. Their first meetings were held in a large room at the Alston factory. According to Whellan, the first chapel was built in 1804, which date receives support from manuscript notes written by the late John Millican, Sen., Nenthead. In 1804, Mr. Millican was Mr. William Todd's book-keeper in the factory. The present chapel "was built about 1811, and the deed of conveyance of the ground and chapel is dated 10th May of that year." It was greatly enlarged and improved in 1845.

The Rev. James Richey "appears to have been succeeded by the Rev. Timothy Nelson**, who continued to be the minister at Redwing until the latter part of the year 1800, for in a letter dated 2nd October of that year to Mr. Jos. Dickinson, of Loveladyshield, he states that he is about to resign the pastoral charge of the congregation." The following is a list of the Congregational Ministers at Alston and Garrigill :­-

William Morris**, 1800 to 1815; Jonathan Harpur**, 1815 to 1858; R. E. Long, 1858 to 1860 ; J. Harker**, 1861 to 1871 ; G. Wood, 1872 to 1873; F. Lamb, 1874 to 1877; W. Harris, 1877, the present minister."

 (Alston Moor - Its pastoral people, its mines and miners : William Wallace 1890)

* James Richie was succeeded by Thomas Smith and John Dean before Timothy Wilson in 1763. (Same source as for Alston Low Chapel)
**Wilson, Norris and Harper - see Alston Low Chapel, below.

Listed Building Description

Description: Congregational Chapel
Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 73139
OS Grid Reference: NY73898 41777
OS Grid Coordinates: 373898, 541777
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7702, -2.4072
Location: Alston, Cumbria CA9 3DP
Locality: Alston Moor
Local Authority: Eden District Council
County: Cumbria
Country: England Postcode: CA9 3DP

Congregational Chapel, made redundant c1977; dated 1756 on door lintel. Coursed squared rubble with quoins. Graduated stone-flag. Later lean-to added at west end. Single-storey; chamfered surround with dated lintel to plank door in centre of east wall. South side has 4 windows with semicircular heads and cavetto moulding to surrounds; external hinge-pins for shutters remain but windows now (1983) boarded over. No openings on north side. Previous list (1951) describes interior as retaining original reading desk and box pews. Burial ground walls to chapel are separately listed at Grade II. See List Entry 1107191 Listing NGR: NY7389841777

Low Chapel, Alston

Low Chapel Congregational Church, Alston

Map reference NY 7192 4661

The old Congregational Chapel in The Butts, Alston became redundant as a place of worship and was converted in the 197os to a private house and then in 1983 to house the Gossipgate Art Gallery. In 2013 it was being further converted back totally to a private house.

"In the year 1763, Mr TIMOTHY WILSON, then preaching at Penruddock, near Penrith, was invited to take charge of the church at Garrigill, where he continued almost 38 years. In the year 1800 he resigned, and returned to his native place. When Mr. Wilson left Garrigill, the cause had almost dwindled away, and would in all probability have been entirely lost, had it not been for the disinterested and benevolent exertions of Mr. John Dickinson, of Alston, who was formerly of Garrigill. He took a lively concern in the declining cause, and engaged Mr. WM. NORRIS, senior, to preach in Alston and the neighbourhood. Under Mr. NORRIS, a church was formed at Alston, and received into union with itself the remains of the old church at Garrigill. The meeting-house at Alston was erected in the year 1804, shortly after Mr. NORRIS was settled over the congregation, and opened on February 13, 1805.

"The causes that led to the settlement of Mr Norris, at Alston, have been recorded, and we shall accordingly detail them here.  In October 1796, he was deputed by the SOCIETAS EVANGELICA, to proceed from London, to the north of Yorkshire, to attempt the introduction of the Gospel into destitute places, and his ministry was eminently successful in raising several congregations which remain, and prosper to the present day. He thus writes: " After the removal of Mr. Wilson from Garrigill, I think in 1803, I received a very pressing invitation to visit Alston-moor, which I complied with from no further design than an itinerant excursion, for a fortnight, during which interval, I preached at Garrigill, Alston town, and several adjacent places, the result of which visit was, an Independent interest was raised at Alston, and a student from Hoxton Academy was engaged to supply them ; but not liking the country, he staid but a short time there, and on his leaving them, they applied to me again, requesting that I would go and take the pastoral charge of the newly raised congregation, in connexion with the vacancy at Garrigill. This, after earnest prayer, much deliberation, and the advice of candid disinterested friends, I complied with. For some time we carried on regular worship at Alston in the room of an inn ; but the use of a more convenient apartment at a spinning manufactory being offered us by a friend, we removed to it; and I continued to preach three times every Lord's-day, and on one evening in the week, until the encouraging prospects of religious matters, induced us to erect a chapel, which, together with the burying ground, is vestal in the hands of trustees, according to the usual mode of Independent churches. The whole of the ground was given by Mr. WILLIAM TODD, the friend before alluded to ; about half the expense for building the chapel was raised by the friends at Alston, and the remainder I got in London, in the usual way of begging, including a small sum, which I collected among my friends in Yorkshire and Durham."

"Mr. N. continued here about five or six years, and then re-moved to Burroughbridge, in Yorkshire, where he still remains. His son Mr. NORRIS, jun. (from Rotherham Academy), succeeded him at Alston, but died in the prime of his usefulness, on Feb. 9, 1814, aged 29 years. He was a youth of uncommon memory, and called, when a student, the Walking Concordance. He possessed respectable classical attainments, and evinced superior skill in biblical criticism, and sacred literature, to which he joined the most unassuming modesty, and the most exalted spirituality. Mr. JOHN HARPER, (from the Academy at Idle,) took the pastoral charge of the united congregations in the year 1816, in which situation he still continues. The number of hearers at Alston are about 400, of whom 36 are communicants. At Garrigill, there are about 60 hearers, and nine communicants. The meeting-house was considerably enlarged in the course of the last summer. Mr. HARPER preaches occasionally in the neighbouring villages of Mutsberry, Hayes, &c.

The London Christian Instructor, or, Congregational Magazine, 1822 page 163 "Statistical View of Dissenters: - Cumberland.

The initial church of 1804 was rebuilt in 1811 and then greatly enlarged in 1845.

In 2013 it retains the iron pillars which supported a gallery on the NE, SE and SW. The outer masonry is of coursed ashlar but the inner masonry is random stone. This inner masonry reveals several features - eg, in the northeast wall,  a doorway, a low roofline a few feet above floor level (appropriate to an attached building) and a change in masonry style at about 8 feet above floor level - which are not reflected in the external masonry. On the south-eastern wall on each side of the existing windows the wall shows signs of an internal abutment, possibly reflecting support for taller windows at an earlier date. These may be the result of the changes made in 1845.

In the NW wall there are two lancet casement windows surmounted by a circular window.              

Church Registers

The original records are at Carlisle Archive Centre but the other sources may be easier to access for most people.

Family Search Index

Batch No P000202 Redwing Congregational Chapel Baptisms 1764-1830
Batch No C064291  Redwing and Low Chapel Independent Baptisms 1831-1837

Newcastle Library

Register of  Baptisms and Burials of Redwing Chapel and Alston Chapel 1763 - 1830 transcribed by John Walton Robinson and Edwin Dodds 1909

Northfiche (http://www.jwillans.freeserve.co.uk/ordering_details.html)

Redwing Independent Chapel and Alston Moor Independent Chapel. Some of the registers of these two Independent chapels in Alston parish were transcribed by J W Robinson and E Dodds in 1909.
Their work includes Redwing baptisms 1763-1815, Redwing burials 1782-1855, Alston Moor burials 1821-1858 and Alston Moor and Redwing baptisms 1815-1830. The epitaphs in both churchyards are included, and there are name and place indexes. 5 fiche.

Ancestral Indexes (Northumberland & Durham FHS)  (Fiche)

Cornucopia Volume I (Trinity House (Deptford Strond) petitioners 1835- 36, Nentsbury Baptisms 1837-1900, Coanwood & Redwing Chapel (Alston CUL) Burials (1821-1837), Bournmoor miscellany, unknown register (tiny) of Births covering Wolsingham & Weardale, SOF Births in Allendale 1702-1707, dissenters Births in Alston 1704- 1723, Howdon Pans Ind. Chapel Baptisms 1835-1837, Morpeth Ind. Chapel Baptisms 1829-1837, Newcastle Postern C hapel Baptisms 1784-1837, Newcastle Courant extracts)

National Archives RG 4/2522

CUMBERLAND: Alston, Red Wing Chapel & Low Chapel (Independent): Births & Baptisms 1810-1837
Available on line via http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk .

Carlisle Archive Centre

Baptisms 1763-1801     DFCCL 5/9
Baptisms 1801-1815     DFCCL 5/9
Baptisms 1815-1837 (missing 30.6.93) DFCCL 5/7
Baptisms 1859-1860     DFCCL 5/7
Baptisms 1859-1878     DFCCL 5/8
Baptisms 1837-1974    DFCCL 5/10

Marriages 1843- 1858    DFCCL 5/7
Marriages 1860-1942     DFCCL 5/8

Burials 1764-1800           DFCP 7/27
Burials 1821-1858            DFCCL 5/9
Burials 1859-1889            DFCCL 5/8
Burials 1889-1942            DFCCL 5/9

Cumbria Archive Centre
Lady Gillford's House
Petteril Bank Road
Carlisle
CA1 3AJ
England

Tel: 01228 227 284 or 227 285

Roll of the 57 persons he [Timothy Wilson] buried while minister of Redwing, with their names, abodes, ages, and dates of funeral, followed by the funeral sermon and hymn used on these occasions  DFCP 7/27  1764 - 1800

DFCCL 5    Records of Alston and Garrigill (Redwing) Congregational Church

Cash accounts (both churches), Memoranda of expenses and subscriptions, Garrigill  DFCCL 5/1  1799 - 1822   Memoranda book including lists of contributions towards cost of repairs and repairs done  DFCCL 5/2  1848 - 1854  
Minute book of Trustees' meetings  DFCCL 5/3  1900 - 1903
Bundle of vouchers including note of Redwing endowment  DFCCL 5/4  1810 - 1832
Lancashire Congregational Year book  DFCCL 5/5  1933
Book of knitting patterns  DFCCL 5/6  Not dated C19th
Registers   DFCCL 5/7  1815-1860  
    Copy register of christenings at Alston and Garrigill 1815 - 1837 (missing 30.6.93)
    Copy register of marriages at Alston 1843 - 1858
    Copy register of christenings at Alston 1859 - 1860

Church Records volume  DFCCL 5/8  1858 - 1942
    Historical account of the church, 1823 not dated
    Church minutes 1858 - 1877
    Collections account 1859 - 1862    
    Roll of church members Alston and Garrigill 1859 - 1876
    Marriage register Alston and Garrigill 1860 - 1942
    Baptismal register Alston and Garrigill 1859 - 1878
    Burial register Alston and Garrigill 1859 - 1889   
Copies of registers  DFCCL 5/9  1763 - 1942
    Copy register of births and baptisms at Alston Moor 1763 - 1801
    Copy register of baptisms at Alston and Garrigill 1801 - 1815
    Copy register of funerals at Redwing 1782 - 1858
    Copy register of funerals at Alston 1821 - 1858
    Register of burials (mainly Alston) 1889 - 1942
Register of baptisms (Alston and Garrigill)  DFCCL 5/10  1837 - 1974
Minute book of church meetings  DFCCL 5/11  1902 - 1943  
Minute book of Trustees' meetings  DFCCL 5/12  1934 - 1950  
Minute book: church members, deacons  DFCCL 5/13  1934 - 1955
Alston Sunday School volume  DFCCL 5/14  1893 - 1924
Alston Sunday School minute book  DFCCL 5/15  1924 - 1954
Lease of Redwing Farm  DFCCL 5/16  1928  
Accounts  DFCCL 5/17  1932 - 1945  
Baptismal certificates (9, blank)  DFCCL 5/18  Not dated C20th
Notes on the Early Nonconformist Ministers at Alston Moor  DFCCL 5/19  Not dated; post-1907
Nonconformity in Garrigill: Being an account of the Presbyterian and Independent congregations in the Chapelry of Garrigill, Alston, Cumberland. Manuscript and typed copies (20 - manuscript copy; 21 - typed)  DFCCL 5/20-21  1946
Minute book of church meetings  DFCCL 5/22  1955 - 1976

 

Some selected extracts from the registers relating to Swindle and Vipond

#1    Register  of Baptisms and Burials of Redwing Chapel and Alston Chapel 1763 - 1830 transcribed by John Walton Robinson and Edwin Dodds 1909

#2     Information from the 1988 IGI for Cumberland

#3    Information from IGI online August 2002

#4    Information from Michael Wardell's website containing details of the Vipond s

#5    A list of funerals at the Chapel of Redwing 1782 - 1802
        A list of funerals at Redwing Meeting House, Garrigill 1821 - 1836
        A list of funerals at the Independent Chapel, Alston 1821 - 1837
        Microfilm of the above viewed at Carlisle record office - no Swind(a)les found

#6    A list of Births and Baptisms in Alston Moor in the course of the Ministry of Revd Timothy Nelson who officiated at Redwing in Garrigill from August 1763 until April 1801 (No Swind(a)le found)
        .....Wm Norris  Alston and Garrigill 1801-1808, 1808-1814
        .....Jonathan Harper  1815-1816
       Dissenting Protestants (United Congregation) at Redwing in the Chapelry of Garrigill and at Alston in the Parish of Alston

NB Susan(nah) Vipond married George Swindle on 7th May 1801 in Alston, Cumberland      

Baptisms

1768 Feb 23 Thomas, s. of Jacob and Ann Vipond #3
1769 Jul 2 Hannah, d. of Jacob and Ann Vipond #3
1771 Mar 15 Betty, d. of Jacob and Ann Vipond #3
1772 Oct 15 Jane, d. of Jacob and Ann Vipond #3
1774 Apr 17 Ann, d. of Jacob and Ann Vipond #3
1776 Jun 16 Mary, d. of Jacob and Ann Vipond #3
1778 Mar 15 John, s. of Jacob and Ann Vipond #3
1780 Feb 3 Susan, d. of Jacob and Ann Vipond #3
1783 Apr 20 Sarah, d. of Jacob and Ann Vipond #3
1786 Apr 2 Jacob, s. of Jacob and Ann Vipond #3
1818 Oct 9 Craig, s. of Francis & Margaret Swindle (late Craig) of Bochim, Allendale, Northumberland  Born March 28 1815.  Lead Ore-smelter #1, #2, #6
1820 March 20 Edward, s.of William Greenwell and Sarah Bell #2
1820 Sep 9 Barbara, d. of Frank & Margaret Swindle (late Craig) of Bochim, Allendale, Northumberland  Born March 29 1820 Miner #1, #6
1821 Jun 9 Jane, d.o. William Greenwell and Sarah Bell of High Nentberry, Blacksmith
born 1820 Nov 15 in Alston
#2, #6
1822 Dec 25 Isabella, d.o. William Watson and Hannah Parmeley of Howburn, miner
born 1822 Oct 9 in the Chapelry of Garrigill
#6
{1823 Mary, d. o.  William Watson - NOT FOUND}  
1824 Aug 30 Elizabeth, d.o. William Watson and Isabella Lee of East Skelgill, miner
born 16 Aug 1824 in Alston
#6
1824 Oct 10 Susannah, d. of
Susan
John & Mary Swindle (late Stout) Garrigill Gate, Miner Born Octr 10, 1824 #1
#2, #6
1825 Feb 25 Elizabeth, d.o. William Watson and Hannah Parmerly of Howburn, Lead Ore Miner
born 17 Jan 1825 in Alston
#6
1825 Jul 29 Jane, d. of Francis & Margt Swindle (late Craig), Bochim, Allendale, Northumd Miner Born June 14 1824 #1, #2, #6
1826 Jun 20 Margaret, d.o. William Greenwell and Sarah Bell #2
1827 Jul 15 George, s. of George & Mary Swindle (late Archer), Middlehouse, Garrigill, Lead Ore Miner Born June 17 1826 #1, #2, #6
1829 Feb 1 John, s. of John & Mary Swindle (late Stout), Middlehouses Miner Born Dec 25 1828 #1, #2, #6
1829 Feb 1 Wm, s. of George & Mary Swindle (late Archer), Middlehouses Miner Born May 29 1828 #1, #2, #6
1829 Aug 25 Joseph, s. of Francis& Mary Swindle (late Henderson), Nenthead Lead Ore Smelter Born Augt 8 May 24 [handwritten correction] 1829 #1, #2, #6
1832 Jan 01 Susan, d.o. George Swindle and Mary Archer of Middlehouses Lead Ore Miner
born 22 Nov 1831
#2, #6
1832 Jan 01 Tamar, d.o. John Swindle and Mary Stout of Middlehouses, Lead Ore Miner
born 12 May 1831
#2, #6
1834 Apr13 Susan, d.o. John Swindle and Mary Stout of Middlehouses, Lead Ore Miner
born 8 Nov 1833
#2, #6
1834 Aug 15 Peggy, d.o Francis Swindle and Mary Henderson of Nenthead, Smelter
born 27 Feb 1830
#2, #6
1834 Aug 15 Jane, d.o. Francis Swindle and Mary Henderson of Nenthead, Smelter
born 21 Sep 1833
#2, #6
1836 Sep 17 Francis, s.o. Francis Swindle and Mary Henderson of Nenthead, Smelter
born 25 May 1836
#2, #6
1836 Oct 22 Mary, d.o. John Swindle and Mary Stout of Middlehouses
born 25 December 1835
#2, #6
1836 Sep 17 Ann, d. o. William Proud and Margaret Swindle at Nenthead, Lead Ore Smelter
born 31 July 1835
#6

Burials

1789 Apr 8 Jacob Vipond of Craig Shield   #4

Records at Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle

Cumbria Archive Centre
Lady Gillford's House
Petteril Bank Road
Carlisle
CA1 3AJ
England

Tel: 01228 227 284 or 227 285

Roll of the 57 persons he buried while minister of Redwing, with their names, abodes, ages, and dates of funeral, followed by the funeral sermon and hymn used on these occasions  DFCP 7/27  1764 - 1800

DFCCL 5    Records of Alston and Garrigill (Redwing) Congregational Church

Cash accounts (both churches), Memoranda of expenses and subscriptions, Garrigill  DFCCL 5/1  1799 - 1822   Memoranda book including lists of contributions towards cost of repairs and repairs done  DFCCL 5/2  1848 - 1854  
Minute book of Trustees' meetings  DFCCL 5/3  1900 - 1903
Bundle of vouchers including note of Redwing endowment  DFCCL 5/4  1810 - 1832
Lancashire Congregational Year book  DFCCL 5/5  1933
Book of knitting patterns  DFCCL 5/6  Not dated C19th
Registers   DFCCL 5/7  1815-1860  
    Copy register of christenings at Alston and Garrigill 1815 - 1837 (missing 30.6.93)
    Copy register of marriages at Alston 1843 - 1858
    Copy register of christenings at Alston 1859 - 1860

Church Records volume  DFCCL 5/8  1858 - 1942
    Historical account of the church, 1823 not dated
    Church minutes 1858 - 1877
    Collections account 1859 - 1862    
    Roll of church members Alston and Garrigill 1859 - 1876
    Marriage register Alston and Garrigill 1860 - 1942
    Baptismal register Alston and Garrigill 1859 - 1878
    Burial register Alston and Garrigill 1859 - 1889   
Copies of registers  DFCCL 5/9  1763 - 1942
    Copy register of births and baptisms at Alston Moor 1763 - 1801
    Copy register of baptisms at Alston and Garrigill 1801 - 1815
    Copy register of funerals at Redwing 1782 - 1858
    Copy register of funerals at Alston 1821 - 1858
    Register of burials (mainly Alston) 1889 - 1942
Register of baptisms (Alston and Garrigill)  DFCCL 5/10  1837 - 1974
Minute book of church meetings  DFCCL 5/11  1902 - 1943  
Minute book of Trustees' meetings  DFCCL 5/12  1934 - 1950  
Minute book: church members, deacons  DFCCL 5/13  1934 - 1955
Alston Sunday School volume  DFCCL 5/14  1893 - 1924
Alston Sunday School minute book  DFCCL 5/15  1924 - 1954
Lease of Redwing Farm  DFCCL 5/16  1928  
Accounts  DFCCL 5/17  1932 - 1945  
Baptismal certificates (9, blank)  DFCCL 5/18  Not dated C20th
Notes on the Early Nonconformist Ministers at Alston Moor  DFCCL 5/19  Not dated; post-1907
Nonconformity in Garrigill: Being an account of the Presbyterian and Independent congregations in the Chapelry of Garrigill, Alston, Cumberland. Manuscript and typed copies (20 - manuscript copy; 21 - typed)  DFCCL 5/20-21  1946
Minute book of church meetings  DFCCL 5/22  1955 - 1976