Troughstones- A Family History

Rough Hurst Farm Chapel

This is the story of a farm/chapel that is now lost to the world.
Rough Hurst was a family home and a chapel/meeting place. The lay preacher was Joseph Bailey son of George Bailey Snr.
Joseph Bailey lived at Troughstones Farm Biddulph. George Bailey Jnr lived at Rough Hurst a Methodist Chapel of some years hence, and close to Biddulph Park Chapel. My Mother Joan Fagan nee Bailey lived at Rough Hurst. Now demolished by Hurst Quarry, the story can now be told. Jonathon Wilson Rev 1809 wrote in his diaries of Troughstones as Camp meetings- Outdoor.
Stephen Bailey Fagan, Great Grandson of George Bailey Snr. 5th Sept 2021.


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  • Would love to see what you have. I live at Troughstones Farm

    By Paul (16/05/2022)
  • Hi Paul
    I have some more photos of relatives with Rough Hurst Farm/Chapel in the background.
    Also there are others taken in the yard with horses, and one of my young grandad George by what could be a back door, all I believe taken at Troughstones Farm, but sadly I don’t think one of the Farmhouse itself.

    By Stephen Fagan (10/05/2022)
  • Do you have any old photos of Troughstones Farm

    By paul (08/05/2022)

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