Oldham Lower Moor Primitive Methodist chapel

From the 1861 Primitive Methodist magazine:

Lower Moor.—On Sundays, March 3rd and 10th, and the Monday evenings following those days, we opened a new building at Lower Moor, Oldham, as a chapel and school. The dimensions are 16 yards by 12 inside, and it will accommodate 400 or 500 persons. The cost is nearly £500. It is a neighbourhood that stood greatly in need of such a place, and we trust the opening of it will lead to much moral and spiritual good.

Sermons were preached at the opening by Messrs. O. O. Britain, of Yarmouth, who is a native of this town, W. Antliff, D. Tuton, and G. H. Smith, Wesleyan ; and Messrs. Britain and Antliff lectured on the Monday nights. The collections realised the sum of £66, which perhaps has seldom been excelled, in the Connexion, for the size of the place. About £200 have been realised altogether, and we have a prospect of reducing the remaining debt shortly by means now in course of operation.

The building is neat, chaste, substantial, convenient, light, and well ventilated. In fact, it is an ornament to the locality. Mr. John Wroe, Mr. Councillor Rye, Dr. Wilkinson, Thomas Emmott, Esq., and many others, deserve praise for their kindness in various ways in connection with the erection ; and we hope many will praise God in heaven that the Lower Moor school was ever built.

W. Antliff

The Lower Moor chapel was replaced by the chapel at Albert Mount, which was built in 1903.

Where was the chapel? Is there any sign of it left?


Primitive Methodist magazine July 1861 page

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