The return from the Primitive Methodist chapel in Drake Street, Rochdale to the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious worship was completed by Robert Kaye, the minister who lived at 49 Great George Street, Rochdale. He reports that the chapel was erected in 1842 and was a sizeable building, holding over 540 people.
Three services were held on a Sunday: attendance in the morning was 100, in the afternoon 140 and in the evening 300. There was a morning Sunday school with 120 scholars.
The return locates the chapel in the parish of Rochdale, the township of Castleton and the hamlet of Marland. Where was the chapel and what happened to it and its people? I cannot see a Prim chapel on Drake Street (a continuation of Manchester Road) on late Nineteenth Century Ordnance Survey maps.