Longton Sutherland Road Primitive Methodist chapel
Sutherland Road, Longton ST3 1HZ
The development of Primitive Methodism in Longton is set out in a Christian Messenger article here.
In 1833 Rev. J. Walford missioned the town. As a result, soon after a small chapel was erected in Flint Street, later known as Stafford Street. After moving from Flint Street to a hired chapel in High Street, and then to John Street, in 1858 the Society erected a new home in Sutherland Road. The Society remained there until March, 1901, when the chapel in Stone Road was opened. To see it, follow this link.
The opening of Sutherland Road is not recorded in the Primitive Methodist magazine, but the foundation stone laying ceremony for its Sunday school on the same site is. It was reported by William Forth. The foundation stone was laid by Rev P Pugh on Monday July 16th 1860.
The chapel was just to the east of Aynsley Mill, opposite the end of what is now Landon Street and was then Lower Hill Street. The site is in industrial/car parking use.
Primitive Methodist magazine October 1860 page 622