Ashton Primitive Methodist Chapel Ashton Hayes Cheshire

A chapel was built in 1845 and rebuilt in 1888

This chapel was in the hamlet of Aston until 2004. Ashton was re-named Ashton Hayes when the hamlets of Ashton Hayes, Brine’s Brow,  Peel and Woodside all came together.

There was a Wesleyan chapel in Ashton but this closed and is now a house. The Primitive Chapel must have continued for worship but now it is no longer used by the Methodists. It is currently in use by the Plymouth Brethren.

Photos taken February 2018

OS Map Ref: 117: SJ504690

Additional information (CH/09/2020)

The Return from the Primitive Methodist society at Ashton to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship records the society meeting in a chapel built in 1845. It held around 140; the average evening attendance was 90 worshippers.

The laying of foundation stones for the re-building of the chapel in 1888 is recorded in the December 1888 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 760).  The new chapel was on the site of the former one, but would be “more commodious”.  They had used the previous chapel for over 40 years.

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  • The 1891 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 122) tells us that the church at Ashton has “secured enlarged school accommodation. For many years this has been a felt want”. They had raised over half of the cost .

    I’m just a little concerned that there are several Ashtons and the account gives no indication as to which Ashton it relates to. Is it one of the others?

    By Christopher Hill (26/10/2020)

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