Burslem Hot Lane Primitive Methodist chapel
Hot Lane, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 2BN
The stone plaque, built into the gable read:”Primitive Methodist Chapel Enlarged 1869″.
The chapel closed in 2004 following a collapse of the roof.
The two storey building was rendered with a buttress at either side. It had a pitched and tiled roof and the entrance has a modern porch. An interesting feature at the rear, on the hidden wall, was a Gothic double header brick arch which extended up to the first floor.
The Sunday School building, to the left of the chapel, still survives in industrial use as seen in photos 2 and 3.
On New Year’s Day 1942 an explosion at Sneyd Colliery killed 57 men and boys. On January 1st 2002 a memorial service was held for them at Hot Lane Methodist Church.