Sutton Primitive Methodist School-Chapel

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

The return for Sutton to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship contains an entry by Edwin Smith, the manager, of Upper High Street, Sutton, Macclesfield.

We are told that services were held in Sutton Sunday School in Byron Street.  It was built in 1844 and had 138 free seats and a further 80 other places. Average attendance in the afternoon services was 100 and in the evening 1180.  There was an afternoon Sunday school of 113 scholars, with a further 10 attending in the evening.

Where was this? I can see no evidence on Byron’s Street of a relevant building, either now or on old Ordnance Survey maps.  The only possibility from the maps is a Sunday School of unnamed denomination at Sutton Lane Ends. which still exists as Sutton ex-servicemen’s club, but this is nowhere near Byron’s Street, or even Byrons Lane

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