Townsendfold Primitive Methodist Chapel

Bury Road, Rawtenstall

Townsend Fold Chapel
Christian Messenger 1910/185

The 1941 Methodist Statistical Return describes the chapel as stone built, seating 185 in pews with one hall and three additional rooms.

The Rossendale Family History and Heraldry website provides a detailed history of the chapel and picture. The initial work was through a Sunday School commenced in 1860. A chapel was built in 1867/8. It closed in October 1970, although a Sunday School continued until August 1984.

Lancashire Archives has the following information about this chapel:

  • Ref. NMR O6: Records for Townsendfold Primitive Methodist Chapel, c.1868-1932,1933-1971.
  • Ref. MRO/6/14: Townsendfold (Townsend Fold) Primitive Methodist Records. – Words & Music for a Demonstration Service named “Roadways” with names of the children taking part, c.1900.

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