Bucknall (Chapel Street) Primitive Methodist Chapel Stoke-on-Trent

The chapel was built in 1931

Photos 1-3 show a chapel which appears to have been built in 1931 but was it the first chapel to be built there? It was built of red and blue brick and was in Chapel Street. Photos 4-6 show various memorial stones.  It remained in use until a new chapel was built next to it in 1968 (see photos No.7&8) This chapel is accessed from Werrington Road. Photo No.8 is a commemorative stone laid in 1968.

In December 2015 the two chapels have been joined by single storey extension (entrance – walkway) and the earlier building is for church and community activities.

Photos taken December 2015

OS Map Ref:118:SJ909476

Additional information (CH 05/2020)

The 1879 Primitive Methodist magazine records  the laying of the foundation stones for a new Primitive Methodist chapel which for a time would also serve as a school. As a result, only part of it had pews. It was expected to cost £600. This provides additional information to the comments below.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1879 page 700

Comments about this page

  • I’ve added a picture of the 1881 chapel from the Christian Messenger

    By Christopher Hill (06/08/2020)
  • The picture above is not the earliest chapel to be on Chapel street. 

    An earlier Chapel that I remember in the 50’s & 60’s  can be seen by following the link in the comment below.

    I attended this chapel and my parents were married there in 1939 and the wider family attend there many years before. 

    The new church in the photos I believe is on the site where the Sunday school was in my time ie 50’s.

    Information from Staffordshire archives identifies that in 1880 a Primitive Methodist chapel was built in what was afterwards known as Chapel Street, Bucknall.. A Sunday school added in 1932.

    By David Stanyer (23/10/2017)
  • The 1930s chapel is not the one the street is named for. The earlier Primitive Methodist Chapel was on the corner with Werrington Road, and on the other side of Chapel Street. Pictures of it during demolition can be found here: http://www.thepotteries.org/streets/bucknall/chapel_st/index.htm

    By Gervase Charmley (19/10/2017)

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