Standish Primitive Methodist chapel

46/48 Preston Road, Standish, WN6 0HS

Standish Primitive Methodist chapel

The 1892 comments that Standish was a village that missioners used to pass through on their way to other more significant places, but with the growth of the village as the coal industry and the population grew, attention turned to the village.

A chapel  on Preston Road was opened in 1891, with sufficient land for a Sunday school.

The 1894 Ordnance Survey map shows the chapel and by the 1904 map the Sunday school alongside has been added.  Both buildings are still labelled by 1968, but by 1977 the chapel building has disappeared and the Sunday school is no longer labelled.  There is a builders yard on the rear part of the premises.

On Street View in 2018 the site has been cleared. Confusingly, earlier (2009) Street View shows a large, newly built office block on the site which is shown to have been demolished by August 2016.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1892 February Page 123

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  • The Builder, vol. 18, issue 3354, May 18th, 1907.
    STANDISH. – A new Primitive Methodist Sunday-school is being erected in Preston-Road. The building will cost about [£]1,000 and will contain six classrooms accommodating 400 children. The contractors are Messrs. Bywater & Sons of Pemberton and the architect is Mr. W.H. Dinsley of Chorley.

    By Raymond E. O. Ella (27/09/2021)

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