Colne Bridge Primitive Methodist chapel

Dalton Bank Road (formerly Colne Bank Lane), Huddersfield HD5 0RE

When they decided to build their first chapel, the Primitive Methodist society in Colne Bridge  obtained 4 cottages and replaced three of them with their chapel.

H Leigh in the Primitive Methodist magazine tells that the opening services for the new chapel took place on September 2nd and 9th 1849. Opening preachers included PT Lazarus (professor of Hebrew), T Penrose, Mrs E Blackburn and H Leigh.

The new chapel measured 36′ x 30′ and cost around £400 toward which they had raised around £110.. Donors included .J North Circuit Steward) , Messrs Haighs, J Preston, Misses MA Lockwood, S Holroyd, Mrs Whately and J Tolson,

The 1892 Ordnance Survey map shows two chapels on Colne Bank Lane: a Free United Methodist chapel  on the south side and an unidentified chapel on the river bank close to Colne Bridge itself.  By the 1913 map , the Free United Methodist chapel is no longer identified and the footprint, although the same, is shown split into a terrace of four properties.. By the 1930 map, the chapel on the river bank side is labelled as Primitive Methodist.

It is still labelled on the 1948 Ordnance Survey map.


Primitive Methodist chapel page 694 1849

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  • We don’t have a picture Bronwyn, although a little more research does confirm that the chapel on the river side was Primitive Methodist – I’ve amended the page above.

    It is still labelled on the 1948 Ordnance Survey map.

    By Christopher Hill (11/08/2022)
  • Is there a photograph of the unidentified Chapel built at the side of the river? As a small child I lived near there but the Chapel was not standing, just a gap between two tenement blocks.

    By Bronwyn Morley (11/08/2022)

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