Burwardsley PM Chapel, Cheshire

Photo:Photo taken by Alison-Mary Smithson

Photo taken by Alison-Mary Smithson

Photo:Photo taken by Alison-Mary Smithson

Photo taken by Alison-Mary Smithson

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Burwardsley PM Chapel, Cheshire' page

Photo taken by Richard Pearce

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Burwardsley PM Chapel, Cheshire' page

Photo taken by Richard Pearce

Built in 1843, now a house.

Closed in 1993 (?).

Photographs taken by Alison-Mary Smithson, 17th January 2010.

Photographs taken by Richard Pearce, 24th January 2013

OS Map ref:117:SJ522566

This page was added by Jill Barber on 02/08/2012.
Comments about this page

I too have taken a photo of this chapel, but I have never known which branch of Methodism it belonged to. The engraved name is very odd for a Primitive Methodist chapel, as it omits the word Primitive: and did the Primitives use the abbreviation A.D.? Similarly, would it not be unusual for a Wesleyan chapel to say simply "Methodist"? Have we checked the 25-inch OS maps which give the denomination of chapels? Could it have been United Methodist, for they were active nearby (e.g. Shocklach, and Holt)?

By David Young
On 10/08/2013

The 1874 1:2,500 OS map does indeed show this building as a Primitive Methodist chapel. The Cheshire West and Chester web site shows that planning permission for the conversion of the chapel to a dwelling was granted in December 2000. The conversion works were carried out in the summer of 2001.

By David Noble
On 11/08/2013

Ah! Then I am convinced the plaque over the door is fake, for two reasons: (1) in the 1840s it would have said 'chapel', not 'church'; and (2) it would have included the word 'Primitive'. Some chapels had their original plaques replaced or altered after 1932. That is probably what happened.

By David Young
On 12/08/2013

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