Dukinfield Parkside Primitive Methodist chapel

Dukinfield, Parkside: return from the Primitive Methodist chapel to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship. Return no: 474 6 1 20
transcribed by David Tonks 2021

The 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship contains a return for Dukinfield Parkside Primitive Methodist chapel. It was completed by J Sutton of Town Lane.

Mr Sutton tells us that the chapel was  opened in 1836 and was a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship. It accommodated 250 people. On Census Sunday, there were 150 worshippers and a Sunday school of 50 in the afternoon. In the evening 230 attended of whom 30 were in the school.

Interestingly, there is no reference – at least not by name – to Parkside in the account of Primitive Methodism in Dukinfield .

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