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This is not a photograph of the Primitive Methodist Chapel Katherine Street, Ashton under Lyne. That building is still standing on the corner of Bentnick Street but was closed over 50 years ago and is now a wholesalers.
Further to my comment posted a short while ago, I have now checked the 1851 Religious Census records which shows that the P.M. chapel was built in 1833. I have amended my website with the new details.
I have just revised and updated the information on my website “Shropshire’s Nonconformist chapels” for the TWO Methodist chapels in Babbinswood. I believe the one in the photographs is in fact the Wesleyan Methodist chapel rather than the Primitive Methodist one. The Primitive Methodist one was a stone’s throw north of the Wesleyan one as the old O.S. maps clearly show.