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  • Former Primitive Methodist Chapel
Grade U

Former Primitive Methodist Chapel

2C Warrington Road, WN4 9PL, Ashton

Listed Date: 00/00/0000
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At Risk: No


The foundation stones of the chapel were laid on 4 April 1893, the building being registered as a place for religious worship in October that year. Further building work was undertaken in 1909.

The freehold interest was conveyed to the chapel trustees on 28 February 1919, on payment to Lord Gerard of £50. As described in a 1961 surveyor's report, “The property is brick built with a slated roof … and comprises:- Entrance Porch, Main Church 25' x 35'9”, two vestries, boiler room, kitchen and store, ladies and gents toilets...”. A separate investigation around the same time found that it had “suffered badly from subsidence from time to time”.

After a period of decline in chapel attendance and further deterioration in the physical condition of the building, it was resolved in 1973 that the remaining congregation would transfer to the Queens Road Methodist Church and that the Warrington Road chapel would be sold.

Following the completion of the sale in September 1974, the building was converted for retail use. Subsequent alterations have included the removal of the porch and creation of a wider entrance with wheelchair access at the front and the addition of a low-level extension to the rear.