This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867. Remember that registration was not compulsory. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e. both 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. 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 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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|Chester, Pepper Street||MNC||2||Great Boughton|
|Dukinfield, James Valley||Sunday School and Preaching Room||MNC||4||Ashton-under-Lyne|
|Hyde, George Street||MNC||7||Stockport|
|Macclesfield, Waterloo Street, Fence||School and Chapel||MNC||8||Macclesfield|
|Stalybridge, Grosvenor Street||MNC||12||Ashton-under-Lyne|
|Stockport, London Square, Mount Tabor||MNC||13||Stockport|
|Threapwood, Orumbers Bank||MNC||14||Wrexham|
|Birkenhead, 49 Albion Street||Mersey Academy||UMFC||15||Birkenhead|
|Booth Lane, Mount Pleasant||UMFC||16||Congleton|
|Coole Pilate||Wesleyan Association Chapel||UMFC||19||Nantwich|
|Macclesfield, Park Green||UMFC||24||Macclesfield|
|Runcorn, Ellesmere Street||also registered : Wesleyan Methodist Reformers||UMFC||26||Runcorn|
|Sandbach, Bradwell Road, Providence||also registered : Wesleyan Methodist Association||UMFC||27||Congleton|
|Worleston||Wesleyan Association Chapel||UMFC||30||Nantwich|
|Furness, Whaley-cum-Yeardsley||A building||WMA||31||Macclesfield|
|Newton, Daisy Field Chapel||WMA||32||Ashton-under-Lyne|
|Northwich, Witton Street||A building||WMA||33||Northwich|