chapels registered before 1867

Location of Primitive Methodist chapels in Lancashire 1867
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (

This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867, derived from ‘A list of places of meeting for public religious worship, certified to the Registrar General’.  Remember that registration was not compulsory. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e.  both the old and new chapels in a place may be listed. We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described.

Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.

The numbers on the list relate to places, and match those on the map, although in a number of cases it has not been possible to find a location. The base map is provided under this licence

Use the search box to find out more about a chapel.

ChapelNotesRegistration District
Accrington, Whalley Road1Haslingden
Aspull Moor Building used for a place of religious worship2Wigan
Bacup, Todmorden Road3Haslingden
Banks within Northmeols, Alms House Lane5Ormskirk
BardsleyKnott Lancashire School6Ashton-under-Lyne
Barracks in Skevington[Shevington] Building used for a place of religious worship7Wigan
Barrow, James Street, Ebenezer8Ulverstone
Bedford, Lateley Common11Leigh
Blackburn, Montague Street, Zion12Blackburn
Bolton, Higher Bridge StreetLittle Bolton13Bolton
Bolton, Moor LaneGreat BoltonBolton
Bootle, Shendan Place, Derby Road14West Derby
Bowlee, Middleton15Oldham
Bradley, Great Marsden16Burnley
Brickfield, Bacup17Rochdale
Brickfield, BacupRochdale
Brierfield, Marsden18Burnley
Broadbottom, Ebenezer19Ashton-under-Lyne
Brookhouse, Caton20Lancaster
Burnley, Burnley Lane22Burnley
Burnley, Burnley LaneBurnley
Burnley, Hammerton Street, BethelBurnley
Bury, Walmersley Road23Bury
Bury, William StreetBury
CashgateWilliam Read’s house24Oldham
Catforth Quarter within WoodplumptonPreston
ChaddertonSunday SchoolOldham
Chadderton, Heald’s Green School26Oldham
Chorley, Cunliffe Street27Chorley
Chorley, West StreetBuilding used as a Sabbath School and as a place of religious worshipChorley
Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Rosamond Street East28Chorlton
Church Conistone, Low Cat Bank, Mount Zion29Ulverstone
Church Town, North Meols, Marshside Lane30Ormskirk
Clitheroe, Wellgate31Clitheroe
Cowhill School32Oldham
Croft, Littleborough33Rochdale
Crompton Fold34Oldham
Crompton FoldSunday SchoolOldham
Daisy Hill, Westhoughton35Bolton
Davyhulme, Barton-upon-Irwell36Barton-upon-Irwell
DroylesdenA building37Ashton-under-Lyne
Earlestown, Salem38Warrington
Edge Green, Golborne40Leigh
Everton, Northumberland Terrace41West Derby
Farnworth, Queen Street42Bolton
FirlanePreaching room43Rochdale
FleetwoodA building44Fylde
Foxhill Bank, Foxhill Grove45Blackburn
Foxhill Bank, Oswaldtwistle, Foxhill GroveBlackburn
Frank’s Town, Pennington46Ulverstone
Freckleton, Jubilee47Fylde
Gorton Lane, Blane’s Buildings50Chorlton
Great Harwood, Mercer Street, Jubilee51Blackburn
Great Marsden, Parwich Lane, Ebenezer52Burnley
Haslingden, Dearden Gate55Haslingden
Haughton Green57Ashton-under-Lyne
Heaton Norris, Lancashire Hill, Bethesda58Stockport
Hesketh Bank, Back Lane59Ormskirk
Heyhead, Little Marsden60Burnley
Higher Audley, Oxford Street62Blackburn
Higher Heysham, Broadgate Foot Farm63Lancaster
Holmes, Tarleton, Mare Brew67Ormskirk
Hulme, Upper Moss Lane68Chorlton
Hurst BrookPreaching room69Ashton-under-Lyne
Hurst Brook, Whitworth StreetAshton-under-Lyne
Hyde Road, Hardwick70Chorlton
Kilshaw Street, Kensington71West Derby
Lancaster, Moor Lane, Ebenezer72Lancaster
Latchford, Old Road73Warrington
Lees, Ebenezer74Ashton-under-Lyne
Little HooleA building75Preston
Little Hulton, Moor Side76Bolton
Liverpool, Benledi Street[Bendigo Street?]77Liverpool
Liverpool, Croston Street, PentecostLiverpool
Liverpool, Great Richmond Street, Richmond HallLiverpool
Liverpool, Maguire StreetLiverpool
Liverpool, Rathbone StreetThe Seamen’s ChurchLiverpool
Lower Clowes79Haslingden
Lower Moor, Oldham80Oldham
Lowton, Lanehead81Leigh
Manchester, Ancoats, Bradford RoadA building for which Mr John Longden, iron founder, is trustee82Manchester
Manchester, Cobden Street, Bradford RoadPreaching roomManchester
Manchester, Collyhurst StreetManchester
Manchester, Jersey StreetManchester
Mosley Common85Leigh
Newchurch, Bridle WayPreaching room86Haslingden
Newhey, near Haugh87Rochdale
Oakenshaw, Clayton-le-Moors88Blackburn
Oldham, Boardman Street, Zion89Oldham
Oldham, Lees RoadOldham
Oldham, Lees RoadOldham
Orrell Post90Wigan
Orrell, Ebenezer91Wigan
Over Darwen92Blackburn
Over Darwen, Red Earth RoadBlackburn
Parr Stocks93Prescot
Pendlebury, Burying Lane94Salford
Pendleton, John Street129Salford
Platt Bridge, Hindley95Wigan
Preston, Brook Street96Preston
Preston, Saul StreetPreston
Rainford, Alder Lane97Prescot
Ramsbottom, Bethesda98Bury
Ratcliffe BridgePreaching room99Bury
Rhodes, Middleton100Oldham
Rhodes, Middleton, EbenezerOldham
Roby Mill, Jubilee101Wigan
Rochdale, Crawford Street, Oldham Road102Rochdale
Rochdale, Smith StreetRochdale
Royton, Park Road School103Oldham
Rusholme, Moor Street104Chorlton
Saint Helen’s, Chapel Street, Westfield Street105Prescot
Salford, King Street106Salford
Salford, Regent StreetPreaching roomSalford
Shaw, Miln Row RoadPreaching room107Oldham
ShawcloughPreaching room108Rochdale
Shore, Blatchinworth and CalderbrookPreaching room109Rochdale
Shore, near LittleboroughPreaching roomRochdale
Shore, near LittleboroughRochdale
Skevington, Wrightington[Shevington]110Wigan
Small BridgePreaching room111Rochdale
Small BridgePreaching roomRochdale
Small BridgeRochdale
SmallbridgePreaching roomRochdale
Southport, London Street112Ormskirk
Stanley, Green LaneIron chapel114West Derby
Stretford, King Street115Barton-upon-Irwell
Stubley, Near Littleborough116Rochdale
SummerseatA cottage in the occupation of Widow Mellowdew117Bury
SummerseatA cottage in the occupation of Widow SharplesBury
SummitPreaching room118Rochdale
Sunnyside, Crawshawbooth119Haslingden
Three Lane Ends, Wuerdale and Wardle, RochdaleA room in the occupation of Robert Taylor, Hatter120Rochdale
Toxteth Park, Yates Street, Jubilee121West Derby
Tyldesley, Shuttle Street123Leigh
Tyldesley, Stanley StreetTemperance and Education HallLeigh
Walkden Moor, Little Hulton124Bolton
Warrington, Dallam Lane125Warrington
Warrington, Upper Bank StreetWarrington
Wigan, Caroline Street126Wigan
Worsley, Wardley Lane127Barton-upon-Irwell

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