The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Cheshire

Cheshire on Wikipedia.


Acton, St. Mary. SJ 6317 5309. Les Needham. Link. Grade I listed. Other listed features associated with the church may be found here.
Acton Bridge, Methodist Church on Chapel Lane and Cliff Road. Older maps label it as Wesleyan. SJ 5920 7577. Bruce Read. A newspaper article from 2020 says it was closed in 2018, and that conversion to residential use was planned. Milton Baptist Church on Station Hill. SJ 5956 7448. Bruce Read.
Adlington, St. John, which shows as Adlington Mission Church on older maps. SJ 9252 8029. Len Brankin. Another view, Karel Kuča (2019). Link. The former Wood Lanes Methodist Church. It's dated here to 1955-2014. SJ 9363 8170. Len Brankin.
Alderley Edge.
Allgreave, the former Methodist Church, closed since 2000. SJ 9731 6691. Len Brankin. Another view, Bruce Read.
Alsager.
Alvanley, St. John the Evangelist. SJ 4975 7408. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1860. Two tombs have separate listings here.
Antrobus, St. Mark. Its grade II listing dates it to 1857-9. Curiously, the 1:25,000 O.S. map of 1952 fails to show it. SJ 6446 7963. Bruce Read. Link. Methodist Church, about a mile north of the village. Older maps label it as Wesleyan. This source, which dates the present chapel to 1936, says it was preceded by an earlier chapel of 1838 - there is a photo of it. The earlier chapel stood just a few feet nearer to the road, on what is the church car park today. SJ 6461 8060. Bruce Read.
Appleton Thorn, St. Cross. SJ 6378 8385. Steve Bulman. Another view, Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1886.
Arley, Arley Hall Chapel, dedicated to St. Mary. Built 1842-5, with additions in 1856-7. Interior view, the roof and the font. The door has some fine ironwork. SJ 6755 8096. All Steve Bulman. Link. Grade II* listed.
Arthill, the former Baptist Chapel (C18) on Reddy Lane, now in secular use. SJ 7255 8550. Mike Berrell (2012). It pre-dates a map of 1882, as does a nearby Wesleyan Methodist Chapel a little way south at SJ 7248 85334. It hasn't survived, its site now lying beneath the M56. In a Streetview from 2023 its site is on the right of Reddy Lane beneath the bridge support. Right beneath the bridge is a memorial (2023 Streetview) including a plaque which mentions that John Wesley preached here from 1747, and another providing dates for what was known as Booth Bank Methodist Chapel, 1834-1972. These can both be better seen here. I haven't been able to find a photo of the chapel on-line.
Ashley, St. Elizabeth. SJ 7722 8436. Bruce Read. Link, where it's dated to 1880. Grade II listed.
Ashton - see Ashton Hayes, below.
Ashton Hayes (prior to 2004, it was just plain Ashton), St. John the Evangelist. This old postcard from Reg Dosell's Collection was identified by Bill Davison. Compare with the photo on this link - when did it lose the small pinnacles on the tower? SJ 5071 6981. A former Primitive Methodist Chapel, now converted, stands on Ashton Lane at SJ 5045 6908. It's dated here to a re-build in 1888 of an earlier chapel of 1845. Old maps show that the first chapel was aligned at 90 degrees to the later building. The source previously mentioned says that "It is currently in use by the Plymouth Brethren". If this is correct they must have had a brief tenure, as Streetviews show that it was closed as Methodist between 2011 and 2016, and sold in or by 2019, and then converted to residential use. It shows a sign Old Chapel House in 2021. A 1" O.S. map of 1948 shows another place of worship not far away on Kelsall Road at SJ 5051 6915. There are no obvious candidates for the building on a Streetview from 2023, but the map suggests it could be the double-fronted building at the centre of the view. It may be the Wesleyan Chapel mentioned on the Primitive Methodist link already above. To confuse things further, the 1" map of 1952 doesn't show that place of worship (or the Primitive Methodist either), but does indicate another P.O.W. at SJ 5062 6920.
Astbury, St. Mary. SJ 8462 6153. Len Brankin. Link. Grade I listed. Numerous other listed features are associated with the church - they can be seen here.
Aston, St. Andrew (Methodist, originally Wesleyan) on Wrenbury Road. Genuki says "founded in 1866". SJ 6107 4683. Gerard Charmley (2013). Link.
Aston juxta Mondrum, St. Oswald.
SJ 6513 5679. Peter Morgan (2015). Link. Grade II listed.
Aston-by-Sutton, St. Peter. Its grade I listing dates it to circa 1695- 1736. SJ 5558 7846. Bruce Read. Link. Numerous tombs and an old font in the churchyard have separate listings here.
Audlem, St. James the Great. SJ 6601 4365. Link. Grade I listed. Baptist Church on Woore Road. SJ 6634 4363. Link, where the church is dated to 1840. Grade II listed. Methodist Church on Shropshire Street was originally Wesleyan (1863). SJ 6593 4353. Link. The cemetery on Cheshire Street has a double Mortuary Chapel. Large scale O.S. maps show the more northerly as Nonconformist, the other as CoE. SJ 6588 4378. Grade II listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Cheshire Street, now used by the scouts), was built in 1871 and closed in 1933. SJ 6594 4382. Link. All Gerard Charmley (2010), with additional information on the Methodist Chapels courtesy of Sandy Calder.

Baddiley, Cheshire, St. Michael. An unusual building, Chris explains:- "As is quite usual, the responsibility for repair of the chancel and nave are quite separate, though not always as visually striking as this. (Background: The rector was responsible for the chancel, and the parish for the nave. Sometimes for historical reasons a particular house in a village inherits the responsibility for repair of the chancel. A recent case in the papers (Aston Cantlow v Warwick) concerned a house-owner who found herself landed with a hefty bill for repair of the chancel. Baddiley church is no different from other churches concerning respective responsibilities". See also the Hinderwell, North Yorkshire entry. The chancel is timber-framed. Normally closed, but open on Saturdays from April onwards. SJ 6051 5035. Both Chris Emms (2010). Two additional views - 1, 2, both Karel Kuča (2019). Link. Grade I listed.
Barbridge, Methodist Church on Chester Road. It's shown on older maps as Wesleyan. Its Genuki entry (which calls it Stoke Chapel) dates the congregation to 1845, though today's church is evidently more recent. SJ 6159 5655. Les Needham.
Barnton, Christ Church. SJ 6369 7480. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1842, with the chancel added in 1900. Our Lady of Fatima (R.C.) on Churchfields. SJ 6396 7529. Link dates its opening to 1953. Methodist Church on Lydyett Lane. Originally Primitive Methodist, it's dated here to 1896, successor to an earlier chapel which stood across the road. SJ 6355 7501. All Bruce Read. Earlier O.S. maps show the first P.M. chapel when it was the Sunday School to the second chapel, at SJ 6356 7503. A house now stands on the site (2022 Streetview). Life Church on Blackcroft Avenue, as seen by Streetview in 2022. SJ 6332 7494. Link. Older maps show an otherwise unidentified Chap. on Runcorn Road at SJ 6360 7477. Genuki has it as a Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan, and dates it to 1813-1962. It has since been demolished and a house built on the site (2022 Streetview). A map of 1882 shows Mount Tabor Ch. (United Free Meth.) on Oakwood Lane at SJ 6321 7494. Its Genuki entry dates its founding to 1836, with closure in 1969. In this 2022 Streetview, its site lies beneath the nearer two thirds of the block of terraced housing.
Barthomley, St. Bertoline. SJ 7676 5238. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all Chris Emms (2009). Another view, and an interior, both Peter Morgan (2015). And another, another three of the interior - 1, 2, 3, the chancel, the altar, and the font, all Dennis Harper (2019). Link. Grade I listed.
Bartington, Methodist Church. It's labelled on older maps as Wesleyan, and this source says it was founded in 1873. SJ 6049 7706. Bruce Read.
Beautybank (or Beauty Bank), Methodist Church. An O.S. map of 1898 labels it as Methodist Chapel (Free United). Genuki dates it to 1878. SJ 6239 6817. Les Needham.
Bickerton, Holy Trinity. Its grade II listing dates it to 1839. SJ 5101 5355. Les Needham. Link.
Bickley, St. Wenefrede. SJ 5368 490.1 Les Needham. Link. Grade II listed.
Birtles, St. Catherine, on Birtles Lane. SJ 8625 7478. It was built in 1840 as a private chapel for Thomas Hibbert of Birtles Hall. In 1890 it became the parish church. Mike Berrell (2011). Two interior views - 1, 2, both Kenneth Paver (2011). Link. Grade II* listed. About a mile away stands the Methodist New Connexion Chapel on Birtles Lane, Vardentown (1863, due to close March 2011). Two interior views - 1, 2. SJ 8740 7588. Mike Berrell (2011).
Blacon, Chester - see Chester.
Blakenhall, the former Wesleyan Chapel, of 1900. It appears to now be in residential use. SJ 7265 4750. Sandy Calder.
Bollington.
Bosley, St. Mary. SJ 9182 6555. Len Brankin. Another view, and the interior, both Mike Berrell. Methodist Chapel. It's labelled on older maps as Wesleyan, and pre-dates a map of 1899. SJ 9150 6462. Mike Berrell. Link.
Boughton, Chester - see Chester.
Bradshaw Brook, Methodist Church, originally Methodist. This source says it was founded in 1960. SJ 7376 7219. Bruce Read. What is probably its predecessor stood just a few yards further south across the road at SJ 7372 7220. Older maps label it as Wesleyan, and it pre-dated a map of 1882. No trace of it remains. In this 2022 Streetview, the earlier chapel stood at the roadside, on the right, and just past the present chapel.
Bradwall Green, Bradwall Methodist Church, labelled on older maps as Wesleyan. SJ 7593 6355. Len Brankin.
Brassey Green, the Baptist Church of 1741. SJ 5272 6068. Gerard Charmley (2013).
Brereton Green, St. Oswald. SJ 7814 6479. Len Brankin. Link. Grade II* listed. A churchyard sundial is also listed, as grade II. A Calvinistic Methodist Chapel is shown on a map of 1882 at SJ 7762 6430. It hasn't survived, and the house on its site was seen by Streetview in 2023, though the chapel stood a little further back.
Broken Cross, the Methodist Church. It precedes a map of 1897, where it's labelled as Wesleyan. SJ 8907 7363. Les Needham. Link. On an earlier map of 1882 another Wesleyan Chapel shows, a little way to the east, though it's not clear which exactly building is meant. In any event, travelling along the road via Streetview is enough to show that it hasn't survived. 
Brookhouse Green, Methodist Church on Pitcher Lane. It has a date-stone for 1907, as Wesleyan. SJ 8113 6137. Len Brankin. Link. An earlier Wesleyan Chapel is shown on a map of 1882 at SJ 8104 6132 on Bank House Lane. Is the house on its site (2023 Streetview) a replacement or conversion?
Brown Knowl, Methodist Church (built as Primitive Methodist in 1913). SJ 4954 5356. Gerard Charmley (2013). Link. The About Us page dates it to 1913, successor to Ebenezer Chapel of 1836. Older maps show that it stood on the same site.
Bucklow Hill, the former U.R.C., originally Congregational. SJ 7305 8331. Bruce Read.
Bulkeley, Methodist Church, built as Jubilee Primitive Methodist Chapel (1861). SJ 5318 5451. Gerard Charmley (2010). Another view, Sandy Calder. Grade II listed. Older maps show a Mission Hall nearby at SJ 5314 5447. Built between 1882 and 1898, It was seen by Streetview in 2023.
Bunbury, St. Boniface. SJ 5691 5809. Les Needham. An old postcard view, from Steve Bulman's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. For related listed features, see here. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (2022 Streetview) on College Lane at SJ 5686 5835. It's dated here to 1876-1970. There's also a Methodist Chapel on Hurst Close, Lower Bunbury, at SJ 5649 5769. Seen by Streetview in 2023, a newspaper report from the same year discusses the proposed demolition of it for housing, and dates it to the mid-20th century, on the site of an earlier Wesleyan chapel (pre-dating a map of 1882).
Burleydam, St. Mary and St. Michael. Older maps label it just as St. Michael. SJ 6068 4258. Gerard Charmley (2010). Two additional views - 1, 2, both Martin Richter (2018). Link. The grade II listing give a date of 1769, with additions in 1886. The railings, piers and gates have their own grade II listing.
Burton (near Neston), St. Nicholas. SJ 3173 7434. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II* listed. For listed churchyard features, see here. O.S. maps show Chapel (Site of) to the west of the village at SJ 3012 7476. It seems to be the medieval Hospital of St. Andrew, for which see here. Its site (probably the raised platform with the sheep on it) was seen by Streetview in 2021.
Burtonwood, St. Michael and All Angels, on Chapel Lane. SJ 5651 9285. Tony Preston. Link. Grade II listed. St. Paul of the Cross (R.C.) on Mercer Street. SJ 5616 9281. Tony Preston. Link. Methodist Church on Phipp's Lane. Old maps show it was built later than 1906, and before 1926. SJ 5641 9316. Bruce Read.
Burwardsley, St. John the Evangelist. SJ 5148 5653. Les Needham. Link. Grade II listed. The former Methodist Church at Higher Burwardsley. It was originally Primitive Methodist, and it has a date-stone for 1843. SJ 5216 5661. George Weston. Link.
Byley, St. John the Evangelist. SJ 7224 6929. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed, where in it's dated to 1846.

Capenhurst, Holy Trinity. SJ 3679 7379. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed.
Chelford, St. John the Evangelist. O.S. maps say that it stands on the site of a Chapel. SJ 8190 7397. Len Brankin. Another view, Les Needham. Link. Grade II* listed, wherein it's dated to 1776.
Chester.
Chorlton (near Crewe), Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan in 1901. Chorlton's Wikipedia entry says that the church was closed in 2018.  SJ 7257 5112. Peter Morgan (2015).
Christleton, St. James. Another view. SJ 4408 6572. Both Peter Morgan (2010). Link. Grade II* listed. For related listed features, see here. The Methodist Church on Little Heath Road, as seen by Streetview in 2022. A map of 1911 show it to have originally been Wesleyan. SJ 4420 6591. Link.
Church Lawton, All Saints. SJ 8216 5576. Len Brankin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Church Minshull, St. Bartholomew. Interior view. Both Cyril D. Blount. Two additional views - 1, 2, and another interior, all John Headon (2015). Link. Grade II* listed. The gates and gate-piers are also listed, as grade II.
Clive Green, Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan Methodist Association in 1849. Sandy comments - "an interesting throwback to the defensive designs of eighteenth-century meeting-houses, with high windows and a wall to exclude the curious". On a map of 1898 it's labelled as Methodist Chapel (Free United). SJ 6784 6513. Sandy Calder. The chapel is now evidently in residential use - 2023 Streetview.
Cloudfoot, the former Cloudfoot Chapel (1887). Gervase suggests it may have been Methodist. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).
Cloudside, Cloud Methodist Church, built as Cloud Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1815, is the oldest surviving P.M. chapel in continuous use. SJ 9103 6243. Sandy Calder. Link1. Link2.
Comberbach, Methodist Church on Senna Lane. Older maps label it as Wesleyan. SJ 6449 7735. Bruce Read. Link.
Congleton.
Coole Pilate, the former United Methodist Chapel, now converted to residential use. The date-plaque for 1850 declares it to have been a United Methodist Free Church. Built by the Wesleyan Methodist Association, it became United Free Methodist in 1857, and United Methodist in 1907. A map of 1875 also marks it as "Free Primitive". It seems to have still been active at least until the early 1980's. Another view. SJ 6513 4720. All Martin Richter (2018).
Cotebrook, St. John and the Holy Cross. An old map labels it St. John & St. Cross's Church. SJ 5713 6557. Les Needham. Another view, Bruce Read, and another, Mark Eccles. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1874-5, by Street. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel, dating from 1843. This source says it was closed in 1992. SJ 5711 6532. Les Needham.
Cox Bank, the former Jubilee Primitive Methodist chapel (1861), now converted to residential use. SJ 6557 4188. Sandy Calder. Another view, and the handsome date-stone, both Martin Richter (2018). Link, which says it was closed in the 1980's. Howard Richter advises of an earlier small P.M. chapel, built in 1832. Mentioned here, it may be the same building which shows in later 19th century maps as U.F.C. This later became a Church of England Mission Room, bought in 1915, and as shown on a 1964 O.S. map, but it has since been demolished and a house built on the site. The National Archives hold records for 1940-1969. A Streetview of the house shows an older boundary wall, and this is consistent with the boundary shown for the Mission Room on O.S. maps, and so is a likely remnant.
Crewe.
Crewe Green, St. Michael and All Angels. SJ 7270 5536. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Dennis Harper (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Croft, Christ Church on Lady Lane. SJ 6400 9355. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed. Older maps show a Unitarian Chapel in the village, at SJ 6394 9325. Although the chapel has gone, its graveyard remains, and was seen by Streetview in 2019. The chapel stood at the far end of the graveyard. Its Genuki entry includes a photo of the chapel, and this source dates it to 1839-1959.
Crowton, Christ Church. SJ 5800 7457. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed. A former Primitive Methodist Chapel stands on Ainsworth Lane. It was seen by Streetview in 2023, and is dated here to 1840. SJ 5783 7462.
Cuddington, the Methodist Church on Cuddington Lane and Mill Lane. A map of 1882 labels it as Well Methodist Chapel (United Free), and Googlemaps is currently (2024) labelling it as "permanently closed", and a 2019 newspaper report dates the closure to 2017-18. SJ 5958 7234. Bruce Read.
Culcheth.

Daresbury, All Saints, has connections with "Alice in Wonderland". SJ 5807 8282. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II* listed - where it's dated to a re-build in 1871, retaining the C16 tower. The war memorial in the churchyard is listed as grade II.
Davenport, the Methodist Church. Older maps label it as Wesleyan. SJ 8022 6525. Len Brankin. Link. The our church story page dates it to 1834.
Disley, St. Mary the Virgin. SJ 9747 8451. Len Brankin. Link. Grade II* listed. For related listed features, see here. Disley Baptist Church on Buxton Road. SJ 9799 8474. Len Brankin. Link. Friends Meeting House on Ring o Bells Lane. SJ 9754 8444. Rob Brettle. Link. Grade II listed. Methodist Church on Buxton Road, as seen by Streetview in 2021. SJ 9808 8468. Facebook. A Wesleyan Chapel used to stand a little way from the village, on Redhouse Lane, at SK 9815 8503. Pre-dating a map of 1881, Genuki calls it Lodge Chapel, and says it was "
founded in 1805. It closed in 1905". Its site was seen by Streetview in 2023, a photo of the chapel can be seen here, and of the interior here. Chapel at Lyme Park. SJ 9645 8236. Rob Brettle.
Dodleston, St. Mary. SJ 3619 6093. Peter Morgan. Link.
Grade II listed. The lych-gate is also listed, as grade II. A former Primitive Methodist Chapel survives on Kinnerton Road. This source dates it to 1854, with its closure tentatively given as 1933. Oddly though, O.S. maps from earlier in the 20th century fail to show it, yet an O.S. map from 1951 does show a place of worship, though perhaps slightly too far east. SJ 3612 6115 (from the 1951 map).

Eaton (near Congleton), Christ Church. SJ 8696 6540. Len Brankin. Another view, Bill Henderson (2017). Link. Grade II listed.
Eaton (near Crewe), St. Thomas. SJ 5732 6336. Les Needham. Link.
Eccleston, St. Mary. Its grade I listing dates it to 1899, by Bodley. SJ 4129 6263. Peter Morgan. Link. Shown on the 6" O.S. map of 1899 is another St. Mary a short distance to the north-east, at SJ 4134 6274. Presumably the predecessor of the present church, not much of it survives. The remaining fragment is (according to its grade II listing) part of the north wall. There is a photo, and it's dated to 1809-13. The Wikipedia entry for the church says that it's the south wall, and says that it stood on the site of a medieval predecessor.
Ellesmere Port.
Elworth, Sandbach - see Sandbach.
Englesea Brook, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel. Built in 1828, extended in 1832, and with a schoolroom added in 1914, it now houses the Primitive Methodist Museum. SJ 7520 5146. Sandy Calder. Another view, Peter Morgan (2015). The founder of Primitive Methodism, Hugh Bourne is buried here. This photo is a close-up of the text, and is larger than most files on this website. It has also been processed to improve readability. Both Peter Morgan (2015).

Frandley, Friends' Meeting House. It's dated in its grade II listing to 1880-1. SJ 6363 7924. Bruce Read. Link. The adjacent Friends' Sunday School (2022 Streetview) is a former Meeting House, and listed as grade II.
Frodsham.

Gawsworth, St. James the Great. SJ 8901 6969. From an old postcard in Graeme Harvey's Collection. Another old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's collection. A modern view, and the interior, both Mike Berrell. Two more views - 1, 2, both Karel Kuča (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Glazebrook, the Methodist Church on Glazebrook Lane. SJ 6938 9266. Bruce Read. Another view. Mike advises that this was previously the Primitive Methodist Centenary Church, and dates from 1908. Mike Berrell. Link1. Link2. The 25" O.S. map of 1907 shows its predecessor, just a very short walk further north at SJ 6938 9271. Its site was seen by Streetview in 2023 - could the garage be the former chapel? A place of worship is marked on a mid-20th century O.S. map at SJ 6941 9285. An earlier large scale map labels it as Salvation Temple, which is mentioned here as being Methodist, opening in 1885, but not what flavour of Methodism it was. It has survived, and was seen by Streetview in 2023. The source just referred to mentions an earlier Primitive Methodist chapel, on Dam Head Lane. A map of 1849 shows it, at SJ 6941 9248, and Genuki says it was "founded in 1808". The housing on its site was seen by Streetview in 2023.
Glazebury, All Saints. SJ 6722 9710. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1851. The Methodist Church on Warrington Road was originally Wesleyan. SJ 6732 9655. Bruce Read. Link.
Goostrey, St. Luke. SJ 7794 7003. Len Brankin. Link. Grade II* listed, where it says that Pevsner dates it to 1796. Methodist Church. It's labelled on older maps as Wesleyan. SJ 7741 7008. Len Brankin. Link.
Gradbach, Methodist Chapel, shown on older maps as Wesleyan. This source dates it to 1848. SK 0009 6643. Bruce Read.
Grappenhall, St. Wilfrid. SJ 6395 8630. Bruce Read. Another view, Peter Morgan (2011). Link. Grade I listed. For related listed features, see here. The Independent Methodist Church o
n Knutsford Old Road and Barton Avenue is dated here to 1929. SJ 6322 8693. Bruce Read. A previous I.M. chapel (1801) still stands on Chester Road and Clarence Road, converted into a dwelling. SJ 6366 8649. Peter Morgan (2011).
Great Barrow, St. Bartholomew. SJ 4695 6834. Peter Morgan (2011). Link.
Grade II* listed. For other related listed features, see here. A former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (2022 Streetview) stands on Barrow Lane. Genuki dates its founding to 1842, closing in 1981. SJ 4693 6845.
Great Budworth, St. Mary and All Saints. SJ 6648 7753. Bruce Read. Link.
Grade I listed. The lych-gate and a sun-dial are also listed. For these, see here. Old maps show a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel off Westage Lane at SJ 6646 7762. Its Genuki entry, calls it Providence, and its grade II listing dates it to the mid 19th century. The photo on Genuki is not of the chapel, although it can be glimpsed at the extreme left edge. Streetview doesn't get very good views either, but here are two - 1 , 2 (both from 2022).
Great Sankey, Warrington - see Warrington.
Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port - see Ellesmere Port.
Great Warford, the former Wesleyan Chapel (1843) on Merryman's Lane, now in secular use. SJ 8174 7697. Mike Berrell. Baptist Chapel (from 1712), also on Merryman's Lane. SJ 8163 7702. Mike Berrell. Link.
Guilden Sutton, St. John the Baptist (1815, O). Another view, and the interior. SJ 4489 6819. All Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Link.
Grade II listed. The churchyard sun-dial is also listed, as grade II. Methodist Chapel, which on older maps shows as Primitive Methodist. It's dated here to 1873-2010. SJ 4495 6836. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Another view, Peter Morgan (2011). A 2021 Streetview provides another view.

Hack Green, the former United Methodist Free Chapel (1850), now a private residence. SJ 6513 4720. Peter Morgan (2015).
Hale
, St. Mary. Seriously damaged in a fire in 1977 and subsequently re-built, it was re-consecrated in 1980. Its grade II listing dates it to 1754. SJ 4713 8203. Bruce Read. Two further views - 1, 2, both Chris Emms (2011). Link.
Hale Bank, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. SJ 4855 8393. Bruce Read. At some point before 2024, it had become New Life Christian Centre (Elim Pentecostal). Link.
Hampton Heath, the former Methodist Church (1875), on Bickerton Road, now a private residence. SJ 4996 4981. George Weston. Another view, Sandy Calder, who advises that this is a rare example of a Gothic-style Primitive Methodist Chapel. Link.
Handbridge, Chester - see Chester.
Handley, All Saints. SJ 4663 5789. Martin Briscoe. Link. Grade II* listed.
Hankelow, Methodist Church. SJ 6715 4550. This was built as Wesleyan in 1935. Martin Richter (2018). Link. Its presumed predecessor was opened in 1825, and stood at SJ 6737 4576. A particularly uninteresting Streetview shows its site.
Hartfordbeach, the Methodist Church on Beach Road, which is labelled as Wesleyan on older maps. SJ 6365 7273. Bruce Read. Link. The About... page says that their first chapel was what is now the church hall, and dates it to 1833. It stands just a short distance west of the present church at SJ 6360 7273. Streetview saw it in 2023.
Harthill, derelict church - perhaps All Saints? SJ 500 552. Les Needham. Mike Berrell has confirmed that it is indeed All Saints, and refers to a book "Old Cheshire Churches" by Raymond Richards, who speaks of its "foolish bellcot" and other features, as well as including a photograph.
Haslington, St. Matthew. Another view and two interior views - 1, 2. Built in 1810, it had a chancel, transept and vestry added in 1906. SJ 737 564. All Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Three further views - 1, 2, 3, a date-stone for 1909, two more of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel and the font, all Dennis Harper (2019). The former Baptist Church, Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Haslington Methodist Church, originally Primitive Methodist. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). U.R.C., originally Congregational (1810). Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). The former St. Andrew (Methodist, originally Wesleyan) on Crewe Road and Slaughter Hill has been converted into housing. Its Genuki entry dates it to 1909. SJ 7363 5547. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).
Hassall Green, St. Philip. SJ 777 582. Len Brankin.
Hatchmere, Zion Methodist Church. SJ 554 718. Bruce Read.
Hatherton, the former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Examination of maps of 1898 and 1909 show a different footprint for the building, so evidently some works (extension or re-build) were carried out in these years. Another view. SJ 6766 4858. Both Martin Richter (2018). There is also a former Primitive Methodist Chapel (2009 Streetview), at SJ 6844 4728. It's dated here to 1830 or 1850. Unfortunately neither available Streetview shows the date-stone clearly enough to speculate which date is likely to be correct.
Helsby, St. Paul. SJ 4927 7586. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1968-70. Listings for the lych-gate and war memorial can be found here. Helsby Methodist Church (1965) on Chester Road. SJ 4882 7561. Bruce Read. Link. Older maps show Zion Primitive Methodist a few yards away on the same site, which Genuki dates to 1902. It survives as the church hall (2022 Streetview). Note that a comment on the Genuki page says that this chapel was United Methodist, and the 25" map of 1898 definitely shows it as Primitive. However, a later map of 1911 labels it as U.M. Church. SJ 4888 7560. Genuki also mentions another P.M. Chapel at the junction of Chester Road and Robin Hood Lane. A Streetview from 2023 clearly shows what appears to be original wording saying "Primitive Methodist Sunday School Erected 1902", however, a map of 1952 does indeed show it as a place of worship. SJ 4849 7445. A former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel stands on Chester Road, at SJ 4933 7590. Genuki, which calls it Trinity Chapel, dates it to 1853-1963. It was seen by Streetview in 2009. Kings Church (Evangelical) off Woodhouses Lane, Woodhouses. SJ 5064 7627. Bruce Read. Link.
Henbury, St. Thomas. Its grade II listing dates it to 1844-5. SJ 8814 7362. Les Needham. Link. The lych-gate is also listed as grade II.
High Legh,
St. John. Its grade II listing dates it to 1893. SJ 7003 8412. Bruce Read. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Karel Kuča (2007). Link. Bruce is unsure of the identity of this church, but says it may be the remaining chapel to High Legh Hall, in which case it is St. Mary. Mike Berrell has advised that Bruce's conjecture is correct, and offers this as proof. Iain Taylor concurs. Its grade II* listing dates it to circa 1581. SJ 7007 8393. Bruce Read.
Higher Walton, St. John the Evangelist. SJ 5984 8526. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II* listed. Its lych-gate is also listed, as grade II.
Higher Wych, Methodist Chapel. Older maps label it as Primitive, and its dated here to 1879. This source says it's now closed. SJ 4961 4354. Bruce Read.
Hollinfare, St. Helen. SJ 6972 9113. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed.
Holmes Chapel.
Hoole, Chester - see Chester.
Hooton - see Ellesmere Port.
Hough, the former Methodist Church. Built as Primitive Methodist in 1860 (note how Primitive was erased from the sign), the building is now used as external storage for the P.M. museum in Englesea Brook (q.v.). Sandy Calder.
Hulme Walfield, St. Michael. SJ 8458 6503. Len Brankin. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1855-86, by G.G. Scott.
Huxley, St. Andrew, as seen by Streetview in 2019. It has presumably been closed, as it has a "for sale" sign. Genuki dates it to 1888. SJ 5129 6132. The Methodist Church, of 1860, on Huxley Lane and Eddisbury Way. Early maps label it as Primitive Methodist. This source says it was due to close in 2014. SJ 5119 6146. Martin Briscoe. Another view, Sandy Calder. A Methodist New Connexion Chapel is shown on a map of 1882, and Genuki dates it to the same year. It's not apparent if the house on the site today (2023 Streetview) is the converted chapel, or was built on its site. SJ 5078 6149.

Ince, St. James the Great on Pool Lane. SJ 4499 7636. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II* listed. The churchyard wall has a separate listing, as grade II. Old large scale maps show a Chapel (Remains of) on Marsh Lane at SJ 4496 7660. As far as I can tell, it is no longer extant, and its site now has housing on it - 2022 Streetview. Can you tell me anything about it?

Kettleshulme, the Methodist Church on Paddock Lane, now used by Methodists and Anglicans. Older maps label it as Wesleyan, and this source (which has an interior photo) dates it to 1901, the second chapel on the site. SJ 9874 7995. Len Brankin. Labelled as school on most maps, it shows as Church on the earliest available map of 1881. The source already referred to calls it "church school". The best Streetview is the one from 2009. SJ 9881 7965.
Key Green, Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan in 1845. SJ 8915 6381. Sandy Calder. Link.
Kingsley, St. John the Evangelist. SJ 5475 7501. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1849, by G.G. Scott. The lych-gate is also listed, as grade II. Blakelees Methodist Church on Hollow Lane, Blakelees. Older maps label it as Primitive Methodist. SJ 5417 7498. Bruce Read. Hurst Methodist Church on The Hurst was originally Wesleyan. SJ 5528 7463. Bruce Read. Link (for both Methodists). There used to be another Primitive Methodist Chapel, on Brookside at SJ 5513 7468. Pre-dating a map of 1882 (and dated here to 1832), it was still active in the mid-20th century, but has since been demolished and a house built on the site (2023 Streetview).
Knutsford.

Latchford, Warrington - see Warrington.
Lightwood Green, Methodist Church. This was built as Wesleyan in 1906. Another view. SJ 6318 4309. Both Martin Richter (2018). Link. Older maps show an earlier Wesleyan Chapel, at about SJ 6323 4296. Comparison with today's Google Earth shows that there is still a building in about the same position. Is this a newer building, or does the old chapel still survive?
Little Bollington, Holy Trinity, on Lymm Road. SJ 7255 8658. Bruce Read. Another view, Mike Berrell (2012). Link.
Little Budworth, St. Peter. SJ 5986 6537. Les Needham. Another view, Kit Heald. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed. The Methodist Chapel, north of the village at SJ 5902 6693 was originally Wesleyan. Bruce Read. Link.
Little Leigh, St. Michael and All Angels. SJ 6154 7594. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed. The lych-gate is also listed as grade II. Baptist Church, north of the village. It pre-dates a map of 1882 - the village Wikipedia entry dates it to 1829. SJ 6207 7697. Bruce Read. Facebook.
Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire - see Ellesmere Port.
Lostock Gralam, St. John the Evangelist. SJ 6917 7480. Bruce Read. Link. A Methodist Church stands on Manchester Road. It was originally Wesleyan, and Genuki dates it to 1894. SJ 6834 7461. Bruce Read. A little way south, in the hamlet of Lostock Green, is another Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan. Genuki says "founded in 1894". It was seen by Streetview in 2023. SJ 6955 7354.
Lower Bunbury, Trinity Methodist Church on Bunbury Lane. It's labelled on older maps as Wesleyan. Genuki says "founded in 1806" though the present building is evidently later than this. SJ 5649 5770. Les Needham.
Lower Peover, St. Oswald. SJ 7432 7416. Bruce Read. Two interior views - 1, 2, and a lovely modern window, all Kenneth Paver (2011). Link.
Grade I listed. Some churchyard features are listed separately - they can be found here.
Lower Whitley, St. Luke. SJ 6143 7888. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II* listed. The churchyard sun-dial is also listed, as grade II.
Lower Withington, St. Peter. SJ 8064 7021. Len Brankin. Link. The Methodist Church was originally Wesleyan. SJ 8138 6974. Len Brankin.
Lower Wych, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel, now a private residence. It's dated here to 1923-1991. It stands on the site of an earlier chapel of 1840 which was set a little further back from the road, ST 4877 4456. Bruce Read.
Lymm.

Macclesfield.
Macclesfield Forest, St. Stephen, aka Forest Chapel. SJ 9744 7214. Len Brankin. Interior view, and a stained glass window. Both Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed.
Malpas.
Manley, St. John the Evangelist. SJ 5128 7231. Bruce Read. Link. A former Primitive Methodist Chapel stands on Tarvin Road at SJ 5132 7166. It was seen by Streetview in 2022, and is dated here to 1859.
Marthall, All Saints. SJ 7995 7571. Les Needham. Link.
Marton, St. James and St. Paul. SJ 8502 6800. Len Brankin. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the porch, all Karel Kuča (2019). Link.
Grade I listed. A cross in the churchyard is listed separately as grade II.
Mickle Trafford, Methodist Chapel, labelled on older maps as Primitive. It's dated here to 1885, and has probably closed, as this source announces the final service. SJ 4451 6964. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).
Middlewich.
Minshull Vernon, St. Peter. SJ 6815 5941. Gervase N.E. Charmley (2010). Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1847-9. Minshull U.R.C., originally Congregational of 1809. SJ 6776 6062. Gervase N.E. Charmley (2010). As of 2024, Google thinks it has "permanently closed", and this news story confirms this. Grade II listed. A Wesleyan Methodist Chapel shows on old maps at SJ 6817 5930, a short walk south of St. Peter's. Pre-dating a map of 1882, it remained in active use (presumably as Methodist) at least into the mid-20th century. Large scale maps show it built close to the roadside, which Streetview shows as this building (2022), but a more appropriate candidate is set further back from the road, and just yards away - 2009 Streetview. So is the first building really a chapel, later converted after a new chapel had been built, or did the O.S. get it wrong?
Mobberley, St. Wilfrid. SJ 7904 8019. Bruce Read. Link. Grade I listed. A cross base and the parish stocks are listed separately here. The former Pepper Street Congregational Church, now a private residence. My appreciation to Janet Gimber for the identification. SJ 7774 8197. Bruce Read.
Morley Green, U.R.C. It pre-dates a map of 1882, where it's labelled as Independent. Genuki says "founded 1869". SJ 8243 8206. Bruce Read.
Mossley, Congleton - see Congleton.
Mouldsworth, St. Cuthbert of the Forest (R.C.). SJ 5071 6981. Bruce Read. Interior view, Mike Forbester. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1953-5. A former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel stands on Chapel Lane at SJ 5093 7139. Two 2022 Streetviews - 1, 2.
Moulton, St. Stephen. From an old postcard (heavily processed) in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views from Streetview in 2022 - 1, 2. SJ 6559 6965. Link. Grade II listed. A former Independent Chapel stands on Chapel Lane at SJ 6527 6964. Genuki dates it to 1833-2001. It was seen by Streetview in 2022. The former Methodist Chapel (2022 Streetview) on Main Road and Chapel Street has a date-stone for 1875 and was originally Primitive. It must have closed recently, as a news report from 2023 reports on its up-coming auction. It includes interior views. SJ 6524 6983. Its predecessor stands just yards away along Chapel Street. Dated 1842, it was seen by Streetview in 2022. Link.
Mow Cop.

Nantwich.
Neston.
Nether Alderley, St. Mary. Another view. SJ 8417 7614. Len Brankin. Four interior views, all Mike Berrell - 1, 2, 3, 4. Link. Grade I listed. For related listed features, see here.
Newtown, Chester - see Chester.
Norley, St. John the Evangelist. Older maps label it as St. John the Baptist. Its grade II* listing dates it to 1878-9. SJ 5607 7283. Bruce Read. A churchyard monument is listed as grade II. The Methodist Church on High Street and Maddocks Hill. Older maps label it as Wesleyan. Genuki says "founded in 1882". SJ 5672 7244. Bruce Read. Link. The former United Methodist Free Church on School Lane. Genuki dates it to 1905 closing in 1899 - presumably a typo for 1999. SJ 5731 7260. Bruce Read. A map of 1882 shows an earlier Methodist Ch. (Free) on an adjacent site. It now has two houses on it (2023 Streetview). The same map shows, almost directly across the road from the U.M.F. church, a Wesleyan Chapel, at SJ 5730 7262. Shown on later maps as Foresters' Hall, its site was seen by Streetview in 2023. It's probably the Bethel Chapel listed on Genuki, with a foundation date of 1836, but the closure date of "after 1979" can't be right. West of the village, at Hatchmere, is the former Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel (2011 Streetview) dated 1870. SJ 5551 7191. Link.
North Rode, St. Michael. SJ 8893 6653. Len Brankin. Link. Grade II listed.
Northwich.

Oakhanger, St. Luke. SJ 7649 5455. Peter Morgan (2015). Link. Grade II listed, where it's described as the former village school. Methodist Church on Butterton Lane, built as Primitive Methodist in 1897. It evidently wasn't the first chapel on the site, as a map of 1882, surveyed in 1873/4 shows a P.M. Chapel at the same position - it's dated here to 1853. SJ 7634 5436. Peter Morgan (2015). This source advises that the Methodist Church was demolished in 2017 after it was found to be unsafe. A new church (2023 Streetview) was then built on the site. Link.
Occlestone Green, the slight remains of Occlestone Green Primitive Methodist Chapel on Chapel Lane. Built 1871, and closed in 1961, Gervase saw charred timbers in the rubble, and suspects that a a fire preceded demolition. Gervase N.E. Charmley (2010). This source (where there is a photo of the chapel) confirms that it was burned down.
Orford, Warrington - see Warrington.
Oughtrington, St. Peter. Its grade II listing dates it to 1871-2. SJ 6944 8714. Bruce Read. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Iain Taylor (2016). Link. Methodist Church on Sandy Lane, demolished in about 2004. Originally Primitive Methodist, Genuki dates it to 1922, closing in 199
2. SJ 6978 8769. Bruce Read. Another view, Kit Heald.
Over.
Overpool, Ellesmere Port - see Ellesmere Port.

Padgate, Warrington - see Warrington.
Parkgate, St. Thomas on School Lane, aka The Fisherman's Church. The church website says that it was built as Congregational in 1843, was later Presbyterian, and Church of England from 1917. SJ 2789 7825. Bruce Read. Grade II listed. Mostyn House School Chapel stands set back from (and is invisible from) The Parade, at SJ 2803 7795. It was seen by Streetview from Grenfell Court in 2022. There's a better image on its grade II listing, where it's dated to 1895.
Penketh, Warrington - see Warrington.
Pickmere, the Pickmere and Wincham Methodist Church. It has a date-stone for 1826, as Wesleyan, with an enlargement in 1928. SJ 6947 7721. Bruce Read. Link.
Piper's Ash, the former Methodist Chapel. SJ 4335 6862. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Since Gervase took his photo the chapel has been demolished. Streetviews show it still in commercial use in 2012, and replaced by housing in 2017.
Plas Newton, Chester - see Chester.
Plemstall, St. Peter. SJ 4571 7009. Peter Morgan (2011). Link. Grade I listed. For related listed features, see here.
Plumley, the Methodist Church, which was originally Wesleyan. SJ 7175 7558. Bruce Read. Link.
Poole, the Methodist Chapel on Wettenhall Road, which was built as Wesleyan in 1834 (date-stone). SJ 6365 5584. Both Peter Morgan (2015). Link. Grade II listed.
Pott Shrigley, St. Christopher. SJ 9445 7921. Len Brankin. Interior view, and a window, both Kenneth Paver (2011). Link. Grade I listed. A churchyard cross is listed as grade II.
Poynton.
Prestbury, St. Peter. SJ 9006 7693. Mike Berrell. Link. Grade I listed. For related listed features, see here. Prestbury Methodist Church on Macclesfield Road. Interior view. SJ 9005 7666. The old chapel on Bollin Grove was originally Wesleyan, and in use from ca. 1814 - 2002. It's since been converted to residential use. SJ 9006 7720. Photos of the Methodist Churches are by kind permission of the Minister, the Rev. John Squares. Link.
Preston Brook, former chapel on Hill Top Road and the A56. Old maps label it as Mission Room. SJ 5687 8070. Bruce Read.
Preston on the Hill, the Methodist Church on Windmill Lane, which was originally Primitive Methodist. It's dated here to 1883-2017, and was successor to an earlier chapel on the same site(?) of 1818. SJ 5708 8072. Bruce Read.
Pulford, St. Mary. SJ 3754 5877. Jane Marriott. Link. Grade II* listed, wherein it says that it was re-built in 1881-4 on the site of a medieval predecessor.

Rainow, Holy Trinity. In its grade II listing it's dated to 1846. SJ 9511 7598. Len Brankin. Link. The former Wesleyan Methodist Church, now closed. SJ 9533 7627. Len Brankin. The earliest available map, of 1881 (surveyed in 1870-2) shows a predecessor chapel, a few yards to the east. Genuki dates the foundation of the church to 1808. Its site was seen by Streetview in 2023. Large scale O.S. maps show Chapel (Site of) north of Holy Trinity at SJ 9511 7610. Genuki identities it as Rainow Chapel, and dates it to 1724-1844. Its site lies behind the house seen here in a 2023 Streetview. Older maps show a Chapel at Hough-hole House, at SJ 9460 7632. A map of 1881 labels it as Chapel (Private). Its grade II listing dates it to 1844, initially as Methodist and later as Swedenborgian. It hasn't been seen by Streetview, but a photo is available here.
Ravensmoor, Baddiley & Ravensmoor Methodist Church on Swanley Lane, originally Wesleyan (1878). SJ 6202 5069. Chris Emms (2010). Link.
Rixton, Methodist Church on Chapel Lane. Older maps label it as Wesleyan. SJ 6904 9072. Bruce Read. Another view, Kit Heald. A little way to the north is the former St. Michael (R.C.) - 2021 Streetview. Its dates are given as 1856-1975 on Genuki. SJ 6900 9087.
Rode Heath, Church of the Good Shepherd (CoE) on Sandback Road. Older maps label it as Mission Church. SJ 8051 5737. Len Brankin. Link. Rode Heath Methodist Church on Chapel Lane was originally Wesleyan. SJ 8079 5708. Len Brankin. This had become Rhema Mission Church by 2024. Link.
Rostherne, St. Mary. SJ 7427 8369. Bruce Read. Four additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, all Iain Taylor. Link. Grade I listed. For the listed sun-dial and tomb in the churchyard, see here.
Rowton, Methodist Church on Moor Lane, originally Wesleyan (1865). The small porch to the left has a date-stone for 1993. SJ 4513 6445. Peter Morgan (2010). Link.
Runcorn.

Saltersford, St. John the Evangelist (previously dedicated as St. John the Baptist), is also known as Jenkin Chapel. SJ 9839 7659. Len Brankin. Link. Grade II* listed - dates it to 1733, with tower 1755.
Saltney and Saltney Ferry, Chester - see Chester.
Sandbach.
Sandbach Heath, Sandbach, Cheshire - see Sandbach.
Sandiway, St. John the Evangelist on Norley Road. SJ 6058 7114. Les Needham. Another view, Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1902. The lych-gate is also listed, as grade II. Methodist Church on Weaverham Road, is labelled as Wesleyan on older maps. SJ 6040 7096. Les Needham. Facebook. Gospel Church on School Lane. SJ 6042 7070. Les Needham. A former Primitive Methodist Chapel stands at the junction of Weaverham Road and Norley Road. It has a date-stone for 1819. SJ 6051 7124. Bruce Read.
Saughall, All Saints. Its grade II listing dates it to 1895-1910. SJ 3632 7044. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Link. Saughall Methodist Church off Church Road, originally Ebenezer Primitive Methodist (1864). Interior view. SJ 3617 7003. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Link. A Presbyterian Church is shown on older maps on Church Road at SJ 3617 7017. Genuki identifies it as a Welsh Presbyterian chapel of 1882. Chapel House (20
22 Streetview) now stands there - is it the converted chapel? Old maps also show a Baptist Chapel on Hermitage Road. It's called Grove Chapel on Genuki, where it's dated to 1849-1981. I think it stood behind, and attached to, the house shown in a Streetview from 2022. SJ 3610 6987.
Scholar Green, All Saints. It's dated to 1863 (by G.G. Scott) in its grade II* listing. SJ 8240 5749. Len Brankin. Link. Kent Green Methodist Church in Cinderhill Lane is show on older maps as Primitive Methodist. SJ 8367 5732. Len Brankin. A Wesleyan Methodist Chapel used to stand on A34 in Hall Green, at SJ 8326 5606. Photos of it can be seen here - the site today was seen by Streetview in 2023. North of Scholar Green sits Little Moreton Hall, and its half-timbered (and tiny) Chapel, which was built as part of a new range from 1559-1570. Interior view, and the altar and East window. SJ 8325 5890. All Martin Richter (2018). The chapel is included within the grade I listing for the hall.
Shavington, St. Mark, on Main Road, as seen by Streetview in 2023. This 2022 news story (which dates it to 1890, when it replaced an earlier wooden church) says that is due to be closed and replaced by a new church on a different site. SJ 7008 5177. Link. For a relatively small village, there was a surprisingly large contingent of Methodist Chapels shown on a map of 1898 - two Wesleyan, a Primitive, and a United Free. Working from north to south, these were a Primitive on Rope Lane at SJ 6990 5190, and its site (2016 Streetview). Dated here to 1869 closing in 1967, it also says that it had a predecessor of 1830, site so far not identified. The next, Wesleyan, is the current Methodist Church (2023 Streetview) on Main Road, which was built in 1870. Link. Next, also Wesleyan, on Main Road, at SJ 7013 5179. It perhaps survives, in the guise of a chip shop (2011 Streetview). Lastly, the United Methodist Free Church on Crewe Road at SJ 7013 5162. TIt evidently had a change of congregation, as the earliest available map, of 1882, labels it as Providence Wesleyan. Genuki dates it to 1835-1936. Its site was seen by Streetview in 2016.
Shocklach, St. Edith. SJ 4318 5018. Bruce Read. Link. Grade I listed. A cross in the churchyard is listed as grade II. A Methodist New Connexion Chapel shows on older maps at SJ 4383 4914. It shows a date-stone, presumably added when the chapel was converted to residential use, for 1890-2013. It was seen by Streetview in 2023.
Shotwick, St. Michael. SJ 3368 7177. Bruce Read. Link. Grade I listed. For the numerous related listed features, see here.
Siddington, All Saints. Another view. SJ 8463 7083. Both Len Brankin. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all Karel Kuča (2007). Link.
Grade II* listed. A cross-base in the churchyard is listed separately as grade II. There was a Methodist Chapel (originally Wesleyan) on the B5392 at SJ 8410 7085. Dated by Genuki to 1865, I think it stood roughly where the garage is in this Streetview from 2009. It was active at least up to the mid-1970's.
Smallwood, St. John the Baptist. SJ 8061 6015. Len Brankin. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1845. A map of 1882 shows a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Martin's Moss (SJ 7996 6074). It seems to have survived, now as Chapel House (2019 Streetview). Genuki dates its foundation to 1811, and it had gone out of use by 1948. A place of worship which first shows on the same 1948 map stood further west, on the A50 at SJ 7957 6070. It too has closed and the house it was converted into was seen by Streetview in 2023.
Somerford, All Saints. Built as the chapel for Somerford Hall, it now serves as a chapel of ease. SJ 8148 6485. Len Brankin. Link. Grade II* listed, which dates it to 1720.
Sound, Broomhall and Sound Methodist Chapel (1838). The text above the door reads United Methodist Church. SJ 6256 4797. Gerard Charmley (2013). Link. A Primitive Methodist Chapel stands or stood less than a mile to the west at SJ 6191 4796. It post-dates a map of 1882. Whether anything survives from the chapel isn't apparent (2011 Streetview).
Sproston Green, the former Methodist Church on Brereton Lane, originally Wesleyan. Genuki dates its foundation to 1866, but if this is correct it must have been at a different site, as a map of 1882 doesn't show a building here. SJ 7326 6672. Bruce Read. Genuki also mentions a Primitive Methodist Chapel, founded in 1845, but I haven't been able to locate it on available maps.
Stockton Heath.
Stretton, St. Matthew (1826-7). SJ 6202 8277. Steve Bulman. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Dennis Harper (2019). Link. Grade II listed - dates it to 1870 by G.G. Scott.
Styal, the attractive Methodist Church was previously a grain store. Older maps label it as Wesleyan. SJ 8365 8347. Gerard Charmley (2013). Link. Grade II listed. Unitarian and Free Christian Church (1823) at Norcliffe. Gerard Charmley (2013). Link. Grade II listed, wherein its says it was originally Baptist, and Unitarian from 1833. Three views of the Chapel at H.M. Prison, Styal - 1, 2, 3. According to its Genuki entry, it is closed. SJ 8411 8273. All Karel Kuĉa (2019).
Swettenham, St. Peter. Another view. SJ 8009 6719. Both Len Brankin. Link. Grade II* listed. There is a private Chapel (R.C.) at Swettenham Hall. Its grade II listing dates it to 1852. SJ 8088 6659. I haven't been able to find a photo, and it hasn't been seen by Streetview.

Tarporley, St. Helen. SJ 5534 6253. Les Needham. Link. Grade II* listed. For related listed features, see here. Baptist and Methodist Church on High Street, originally (in 1866) Baptist. SJ 5545 6231. Les Needham. Another view, and the interior, both Gerard Charmley (2013). Link. St. Thomas Becket (R.C.) on Eaton Road and Nantwich Road. SJ 5551 6212. Bruce Read. Another view, Les Needham. Link. Older maps show a Primitive Methodist Chapel on High Street at SJ 5535 6293. Seen by Streetview in 2023, it's much changed from its time as a chapel. There's a photo here. There used to be a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on High Street at SJ 5542 6268. Genuki says it was founded in 1791, closing in 1976. The shop built on its site was seen by Streetview in 2023.
Tarvin, St. Andrew on Church Street. The tower. SJ 4919 6696. Both Steve Bulman. Link. Grade I listed. For related listed features, see here. The Methodist Church stands on High Street, and it shows on older maps as Wesleyan. Genuki calls it Trinity, and dates it to 1849, though the present church dates from 1984 (source). It was seen by Streetview in 2023. SJ 4904 6696. Link. The former Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel (2023 Streetview) stands on High Street. It has a date-stone for 1865 (though Genuki says 1875). SJ 4922 6715. There is or was, about a mile south of the village, a Primitive Methodist Chapel on Platts Lane (Genuki : 1889). The building on the site was seen by Streetview in 2019. Does anything of the chapel survive? SJ 4956 6535. A Methodist New Connexion Chapel is shown on a map of 1881, north of High Street, but it isn't clear which building is intended. Genuki dates it to 1881 to "before 1899".
Tattenhall, St. Alban. SJ 486 586. St. Plegmund (R.C.). SJ 489 588. Both Martin Briscoe. Former Chapel, now a private residence. Janet Gimber has identified this as a Congregational Chapel, dating from 1798. SJ 485 583. Les Needham.
Thelwall, All Saints. SJ 6497 8742. Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1843.
Thornton-le-Moors, St. Mary. SJ 4416 7455. Bruce Read. Link. Grade I listed. For related listed features, see here.
Threapwood, St. John. SJ 4400 4533. Link. Grade II* listed. The churchyard wall, gates, etc., are also listed, as grade II. Former Chapel, now a private residence. Originally Ebenezer Congregational Chapel, it was later known as Threapwood Congregational Church (U.R.C.), which closed about 1987. Identified by Janet Gimber. SJ 4394 4567. Both Bruce Read.
Tilstone Fearnall, St. Jude. Its grade II listing dates it to 1836. SJ 5659 6048. Bruce Read. Link.
Tiverton, Trinity Methodist Chapel (built as Primitive Methodist in 1864). According to this source, it was closed in 2021. SJ 5511 6044. Bruce Read. Another view, Sandy Calder. Sandy comments that the swag over the central window is reminiscent of the banners that were a feature of chapel walks. Link.
Toft, St. John the Evangelist. SJ 7592 7666. Bruce Read. Link dates it to 1852. Grade II listed.
Tushingham, St. Chad. Its dated to 1860-3 in its grade II listing. SJ 5224 4644. Peter Morgan. Link. About a third of a mile to the E.S.E. is its predecessor, the Chapel of St. Chad, at SJ 5275 4628. Its grade I listing, which dates it to a re-build in 1689-91, includes two photos.
Two Mills, Presbyterian Chapel (Presbyterian Church of Wales). Older maps (it pre-dates one of 1881) label it as Calvinistic Methodist. SJ 3529 7357. Bruce Read. Link.

Utkinton, the former Primitive Methodist Church  at Quarrybank, undergoing conversion. It has a date-stone  for 1860. SJ 5471 6540. Bruce Read. Link.
Upton by Chester, Chester - see Chester.

Walker Barn, Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan. SJ 9546 7374. Len Brankin. Another view, Bruce Read.
Warren, Gawsworth Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan. SJ 8870 7051. Mike Berrell. Facebook.
Warrington.
Waverton, St. Peter. SJ 4618 6335. Peter Morgan. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Karel Kuča (2007). Link.
Grade II* listed. A War Memorial, sun-dial, etc. are listed separately here. Evangelical Fellowship on Eggbridge Lane. Older maps mark it as a Presbyterian Chapel. SJ 4532 6410. Peter Morgan (2010). Link.
Weaverham, St. Mary. SJ 6169 7424. George Weston. Link. Grade I listed. The churchyard war memorial is also listed, as grade II. St. Bede (R.C.) on Church Lane and Farm Road. SJ 6180 7409. Bruce Read. Link, which dates its opening to 1952. The Methodist Church on Forest Street is labelled on older maps as Wesleyan. Its grade II listing dates it to 1878. SJ 6132 7410. Bruce Read. A map of 1882 shows that there was an earlier Wesleyan Chapel, though exactly which building is meant isn't clear. However, Genuki, which dates it to 1835-1878, places it on Chapel Street at SJ 6132 7412. Access to it was though the narrow passage seen here in a Streetview from 2011. The same map also shows a United Free Methodist Chapel on West Road, at SJ 6093 7416. Genuki dates it to 1882, which, if correct, means it had a very short life - it's not shown on a map of 1898. Abundant Grace Church on Forster Avenue. SJ 6216 7383. Bruce Read. This had become The Stronghold by 2011. Link.
West Parkgate, Green Close Methodist Church. It's labelled on older maps as a New Connexion Chapel, and is dated here to 1861. SJ 9487 8145. Len Brankin.
Weston, All Saints. Another view. SJ 7328 5224. Both Peter Morgan (2015). Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to circa 1840. Wesley Place Methodist Chapel (1831) on Cemetery Road, now in residential use. It was originally Wesleyan. SJ 7298 5229. Peter Morgan (2015). Old maps show a "Metho. Ch." just west of All Saints, on Cemetery Road, at SJ 7319 5225. It's identified here as Mount Pleasant Primitive Methodist Chapel, dated to 1854 on the site of a predecessor, and closing in 1959. It has been converted to residential use, and was seen by Streetview in 2023.
Wheelock, Christ Church on Crewe Road was consecrated in 1843. SJ 7488 5869. Muriel Winson. The Methodist Church on Crewe Road was built in 1874 (as Wesleyan), and had a Methodist-only day school on the ground floor. SJ 7511 5911. Muriel Winson. A 2023 Streetview provides another view. Link. The Congregational Church on Crewe Road dates from 1892. SJ 7497 5946. Gervase N.E. Charmley (2010). Link.
Wheelock Heath, Wheelock Heath Baptist Church on Hassall Road. SJ 7515 5743. Gervase N.E. Charmley (2010). Link.
Whitegate, St. Mary. Another view. SJ 6290 6935. Both Les Needham. Four extra views - 1, 2, 3, 4, all Karel Kuča (2007). Link.
Grade II listed.
Whitley, Methodist Church, soon to be sold (2008). Older maps label it as Wesleyan. SJ 6127 8116. Kit Heald.
Widnes.
Wildboarclough, St. Saviour. SJ 9845 6879. Len Brankin. Interior view, Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated 1901-9.
Willaston, Christ Church. It's dated to 1854 in its grade II listing. SJ 3286 7780. Bruce Read. The churchyard war memorial is also listed as grade II. Link. Methodist Church on Neston Road and Elm Road. Older maps label it as Primitive Methodist, and it's dated here to 1889. SJ 3277 7777. Bruce Read. Link. The source already referred to says it was successor to an earlier chapel of 1838 on Buckley Lane. Its site was seen by Streetview in 2022. Link.
Wilmslow.
Wincle, St. Michael. SJ 9586 6607. Len Brankin. Interior view, Bruce Read. Link. Grade II listed.
Winnington - see Northwich.
Winsford.
Winwick, St. Oswald. SJ 6037 9284. Tony Preston. Link. Grade I listed. A former Roman Catholic Church stands on Hollins Drive at SJ 6008 9275. Originally built to serve the County Lunatic Asylum, its grade II listing (which includes a photo) dates it to circa 1900. Another church stood nearby on Fleming Drive. Although only labelled as Church on available maps, it's probably safe to assume that it also served the hospital, and was probably CoE. It can be seen here (behind the chimney) in an aerial view. The site today has been redeveloped for housing (2022 Streetview). SJ 6014 9268. Old Chapel House (2022 Streetview) on Golborne Road is a former place of worship, and labelled as Free Church Hall on older maps. SJ 6041 9312. Redeemed Christian Church of God Heritage Church meets in Winwick Leisure Centre off Myddleton Lane (access and distant view, from Streetview in 2022). Link.
Wistaston, Crewe - see Crewe.
Woolston, Warrington - see Warrington.
Worleston - see
Aston juxta Mondrum, above.
Wrenbury, St. Margaret. Two interior views - 1, 2. SJ 5937 4777. All Gerard Charmley (2013). Link. Grade II* listed. For related listed features, see here.
Wybunbury, St. Chad. The tower is all that remains of the old church. Its grade II* listing dates it to the 15th or 16th century, and says it was in danger of collapsing at the time of writing the entry (1985). As of 2023 it was still standing (Streetview). David Lea. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection, and another. The modern St. Chad stands further west, on Main Road, at SJ 6963 4990. Another view. Both Peter Morgan (2015). Link. The war memorial in the churchyard is listed as grade II. The disused Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1864) off Main Road. This source says that it closed in 2008, and had a predecessor of 1818, though whether it was on the same site is unclear. SJ 6986 4994. Peter Morgan (2015).

 

 

 
 

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