Fole Primitive Methodist Chapel

Checkley, Staffordshire

Fole former PM Methodist chapel.
Archive photograph.
Rear view of school room.
Rev. David Leese
School room 1872 date stone.
Rev. David Leese
1850 date stone above front door.
Rev. David Leese

This former PM chapel has been used since closure as a worship centre and so has been subsequently known as:

Fole Reformed Evangelical Chapel, Checkley, Uttoxeter, ST14 5EF

Built in 1850, of brown brick with a hipped tiled roof. Has inscription over door “My house shall be a house of prayer for all people,” includes a school extension to rear with date stone 1872.

Situated in this tiny community, part of the large and extensive parish of Checkley, historically supported by workers in local dairy and factory.

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  • June 2021: the chapel is no longer in use and appears to have been in this condition for some years–in a state of neglect with overgrown bushes and trees,
    Adjacent dairy now demolished, so chapel stands alone.

    By David Leese (12/06/2021)
  • In the November 1850 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 691) John Graham tells us about the opening of the new chapel at Fole. Opening speakers included k (Utoxeter), G Charlesworth (circuit steward), Mrs E Graice (Westbromwich) and John Graham.

    The new chapel measured 26′ x 20′ x 13′ and cost £120 of which they had raised £92 by the opening. Receiving an honorable mention were John Vernon who gave the land, William Wood, Miss A Wood who collected £75

    By Christopher Hill (05/06/2021)

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