Cheshire

Methodist New Connexion and United Methodist Free Churches places of worship registered before 1867

Cheshire - Methodist New Connexion chapels registered by 1867
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/).
Cheshire - United Methodist Free Churches registered by 1867
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/).

This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867. Remember that registration was not compulsory. From other evidence, mainly from the denominations themselves, it appears there was significant under-registration in Cheshire. The Methodist New Connexion had twice as many chapels in Cheshire in 1867, and United Methodist Free Churches a further 50 percent. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e. ┬áboth the old and new chapels in a place may be listed. We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described. As can be seen from the notes, the Registrar General’s staff did not always transcribe the location correctly.

The Methodist New Connexion and United Methodist Free Churches both had a presence in the county, and the places of worship registered by the two denominations are listed separately. There is a striking difference in their distribution across the county. When a chapel passed into UMFC ownership, following the formation of the denomination, it was quite common to re-register the chapel. In three places in Cheshire this appears not to have happened.

Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.

The numbers on the list relate to places, and match those on the map. The Methodist New Connexion chapels are shown on the first map, concentrated towards the Welsh border and in the north-east of the county. Whereas the United Methodist Free Churches, on the second map occupy the centre of the county. The base map is provided under this licence

One location, Hartlow Brook, has defied identification, so if anyone has any information it would be gratefully received.

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ChapelNotesDenomRegistration District
AldfordMNC1Great Boughton
Chester, Pepper StreetMNC2Great Boughton
DukinfieldMNC3Ashton-under-Lyne
Dukinfield, James ValleySunday School and Preaching RoomMNC4Ashton-under-Lyne
HollingworthMNC5Ashton-under-Lyne
HuxleyMNC6Great Boughton
Hyde, George StreetMNC7Stockport
Macclesfield, Waterloo Street, FenceSchool and ChapelMNC8Macclesfield
Newton MoorMNC9Ashton-under-Lyne
OscroftMNC10Great Boughton
ShocklackMNC11Wrexham
Stalybridge, Grosvenor StreetMNC12Ashton-under-Lyne
Stockport, London Square, Mount TaborMNC13Stockport
Threapwood, Orumbers BankMNC14Wrexham
Birkenhead, 49 Albion StreetMersey AcademyUMFC15Birkenhead
Booth Lane, Mount PleasantUMFC16Congleton
Brereton, DrumberUMFC17Congleton
BroomhallUMFC18Nantwich
Coole PilateWesleyan Association ChapelUMFC19Nantwich
CreweUMFC20Nantwich
Frodsham, TabernacleUMFC21Runcorn
Hartlow BrookUMFC22Nantwich
Helsley[Helby]UMFC23Runcorn
Macclesfield, Park GreenUMFC24Macclesfield
Nantwich, EbenezerUMFC25Nantwich
Runcorn, Ellesmere Streetalso registered : Wesleyan Methodist ReformersUMFC26Runcorn
Sandbach, Bradwell Road, Providencealso registered : Wesleyan Methodist AssociationUMFC27Congleton
Sharington, Providence[Shavington]UMFC28Nantwich
WittonA buildingUMFC29Northwich
WorlestonWesleyan Association ChapelUMFC30Nantwich
Furness, Whaley-cum-YeardsleyA buildingWMA31Macclesfield
Newton, Daisy Field ChapelWMA32Ashton-under-Lyne
Northwich, Witton StreetA buildingWMA33Northwich

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