Occlestone Green PM Church, Middlewich, Cheshire

Opened in 1871 and closed in 1961

Photo by kind permission of the former Sandbach and Alsager Methodist Circuit
Photo taken January 2016 by E & R Pearce
Was this once the Chapel ?
Photo taken January 2016 by E & R Pearce

Occleston was part of the Sandbach Circuit, and appears on the Sandbach Primitive Methodist Circuit Preaching Plan for 1899 (copy at Englesea Brook Museum).

In 1960 it was described as a ‘Brick building with Pews seating 60; No schoolroom’. (Report for the Department of Chapel Affairs, 1963, compiled from returns made on 1 December 1960.

It was not known what happened to the Chapel after it closed in 1961. It was thought that it may have been turned into a house.

However this photograph shows the charred remains of the Chapel (2010).

Can anyone add any more information?


Information compiled by Doug Savill – October 2008


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  • In refernce to Occlestone Green Methodist Chapel.
    Yes after this was closed it was used for storage of my parents furniture after having to leave their property, as it was sold. They came to live at the Farm next to the Chapel owned by my Grandparents.
    It was broken into several times and my parents furniture was pinched.
    Then one day my brother was going to work and came back to inform us that the Chapel had been on fire.
    This then as a unstable building sadly had to be knocked down. But the foot print is still there.
    My Grandfather purchased the property but unfortunately we hold no deeds even though its on the farms land.

    By Helen Dyball ( Yoxall ) (18/06/2022)

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