Newcastle under Lyme Higherland Primitive Methodist Chapel Staffordshire

The first chapel was built here in 1823

chapels of Newcastle under Lyme circuit
Christian Messenger 1911/346

Higherland was the first Primitive Methodist Chapel in Newcastle-under-Lyme Circuit, built in 1823.  The original date stone can be seen in the current chapel.  The chapel was enlarged and re-opened for worship in 1836, and rebuilt in 1852. The frontage dates from 1856. The present chapel is an extension of the earlier one. There is another building at the rear. This is used as a  Sunday School and for other church activities.  Now still used for worship the main entrance to the church is situated here as the initial entrance opens on to a busy road.

Photos taken December 2015

OS Map Ref:118:SJ846457

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  • The Primitive Methodist magazine for 1834 (p 150) gives an account by T Morgan of the re-opening of Newcastle Under Lyme Primitive Methodist chapel on 19/02/1832  & 20/02/1832.  Preachers at the opening were T Bateman  S Tillotson, E Peele & J Miller.

    The original opening date is given as 1823 and the additional work involved the addition of a gallery and gas lighting.

    By Christopher Hill (20/08/2017)

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