Barnton Lydyett Lane Primitive Methodist Chapel Cheshire

This chapel was built in 1896

A small chapel was first erected on a piece of land opposite the current building. The Tithe map of 1875 shows a chapel there. When a larger building was needed the small chapel became the Sunday School. A house stands on this site now.

The present red brick building was erected in 1896. Inside the original chapel remains the main worship space but various extensions have been added over the years. These include an extension to the front and a completely new building added to the side. In the 1970s three congregations came together and Lydyett Lane became the centre of Methodist worship in the the Barnton area. Worship continues here today – February 2017 – with a active congregation.

Photos taken August 2016 & January 2017

OS Map Ref:118:SJ635750

Additional information (CH 10/20)

Before the first chapel was erected, the society in Barnton was meeting as early as 1851. William Fagg tells us that the average attendance was 25 in the afternoon and 30 in the evenings.

Comments about this page

  • In reply to your comment , Penelope. The chapel above is the chapel we worship in now and was originally the Primitive Methodist chapel which was built around 1895. . I am the present organist and my late husband’s grandparents (Mr and Mrs W. Done) laid one of the memorial foundation stones on 15th May 1895. I have the bible they were given to celebrate the event. (Mrs Done thought that would be more useful than a silver trowel. It says in a short history of the Methodist church in Barnton that it was opened for public worship on 12th February 1986 and was completed at a cost of £1,500. The chapel exterior has changed very little apart from a new vestibule erected about 20 years ago but the organ loft, choir stalls, pews etc. were removed in 1969 when the three Methodist chapels in Barnton amalgamated and decided to use the Primitive chapel as the Methodist presence in Barnton . I don’t know anything about its original design.

    By Margaret Done, volunteer at the Museum (26/09/2020)
  • I have recently come across a letter dated 1900, written by my great grandfather, Henry Williams Braddock, in which he claims to have been the architect of a Primitive Methodist Chapel at Barnton in Cheshire, the project costing £1,300. I would be interested to know if yours is the chapel in question and if you have any more information about its design.

    By Penelope Gretton (17/09/2020)

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