Hoole Primitive Methodist chapel

Hoole Primitive Methodist chapel

The Primitive Methodist magazine of June 1894 tells us that the memorial stones of a new chapel have been laid at Hoole in the Preston First station.

The 1893 Ordnance Survey map shows a  Primitive Methodist chapel on what is now Liverpool Old Road. By the 1909 map it is labelled as disused and disappears from the 1931 map.  There is late Twentieth Century housing on the site in 2019.  Given that the survey for the map was carried out in 1891, this must be the predecessor to the chapel recorded in the 1894 magazine. I cannot see another chapel, so the new one may well have been built on the same site or be an enlargement.

Hoole in the Preston District crops up in two earlier sources. The 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship include a return from a Primitive Methodist preaching place at Much Hoole.  The 1876 list of registered preaching places in Lancashire records Primitive Methodists meeting in “a building”  in Little Hoole. Are these the same society?


Primitive Methodist magazine June 1894 page 477

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