Blue Stone Primitive Methodist chapel

Blue Stone: Return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks

Bluestone is a hamlet just north of Acton. Charles Corke, a tailor and draper living there,  completed the Return to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship.

He reports that the chapel was erected in 1833. On Census Sunday the attendance was 12 in the morning and 50 in the evening, which reflects how the population of the area has changed.

There is no chapel marked on the 1875 Ordnance Survey map. Does the chapel still exist in the cluster of buildings at Blue Stone?

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  • Thanks to Andrew for confirming the location of the former chapel as Chapel Cottage at Bluestone Farm. The grid reference is SJ 631 536. Andrew located it on a Cheshire Tithe map which is available online, although we cannot reproduce it here because of copyright restrictions.

    By Christopher Hill (21/12/2021)
  • The answer to your question is yes.
    There is a building at the end of the cobbled lane called chapel cottage. Unfortunately it is on private land, so access is not easy.
    If you email me I can send you what I have.

    By Andrew Lamberton (21/12/2021)

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