Paddock, Wesley Chapel, Church Street

Paddock, Wesley Chapel
Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 1872

The building illustrated was designed by Robert Boyle of Manchester, like the contemporary wesleyan chapel in Marsden. It was built in 1872-23 with  “seats for 300” and dedicated on 10 February 1873. Prior to then, services had been held in a cottage on Church Street known locally as the “Water House”. Part of the ceiling collapsed in April 1913 and the building was subsequently declared unsafe.[1]

A replacement chapel was built in 1914-15 at a cost of around £2,000. At the time of the 1940 Statistical Returns, this could seat 384.

Grid Ref: SE129163

Reference: The eighteenth annual report of the Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 1872 page 126

Returns of accommodation … 1873. London: Wesleyan Conference Office, 1875

Statistical returns … as at July 1st 1940. Manchester: Methodist Church, Department of Chapel Affairs, 1947

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