Cheadle Primitive Methodist Chapel


postmark 1909
postcard belonging to Steven Wild

Steve Wild has provided this postcard labelled Cheadle Primitive Methodist chapel. We are pretty sure it is Cheadle in Cheshire and not Cheadle in Staffordshire but would like to confirm that it is Cheadle chapel, rather than those with similar names such as Cheadle Heath or Cheadle Hulme.

Cheadle Primitive Methodist chapel was located in Old Road, north of Stockport Road.. It was opened in 1882 and closed in 1972. The area has been comprehensively developed since then.

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  • The 1881 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 761) tells us that “Our friends at Cheadle are bestirring themselves and making much needed improvement in their chapel property” Is that this Cheadle? The dates accord.

    By Christopher Hill (18/04/2020)
  • Thanks to Paul Wood for a suggested solution based on historic Ordnance Survey maps:
    “A little time and I think I have solved the Mystery or at least have a plausible answer. I think the Chapel in the picture is the Chapel at Old Road in Cheadle Heath.”
    Paul suggests the building was photographed from the south and that the footprint matches what we can see in the picture. “The only fly in the ointment is the map was published in 1882 and Old Road Chapel was opened in 1885 but I feel sure it is this Chapel that is in the picture.”
    The chapel location on Old Road is now the open area in front of the AA building when approached from the west at SK8 2DY .

    By Christopher Hill (12/10/2019)

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