Barnes Green Primitive Methodist chapel

Rochdale Road, Barnes Green, Blackley

Barnes Green Primitive Methodist chapel

Ten years after the village was missioned, an iron church was under construction in 1889.   It was well sited on the Rochdale Road and the work was supported by the Manchester Evangelistic Association so they  were optimistic. The chapel was in the Manchester Seventh station.

The 1893 Ordnance Survey map shows a Primitive Methodist chapel at the junction of Russell Road (now Russet Road) with Rochdale Road. There is a Sunday school building marked next to it.

In 1902 the Primitive Methodist magazine we are told that the Manchester Seventh Circuit “is now fast completing its new church at Barnes Green, a neat structure capable of seating 450 persons.”

The building is on the 1951 map but has disappeared, along with the adjacent terraced houses – by the 1953 plan.  That said,  the records held by Manchester City Council stop in 1961, which implies that is when the chapel closed.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1890 January page 58

Primitive Methodist magazine 1902 page 315

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