BURNLEY ~ Including Habergham Eaves & Ightenhill Park.  Formerly in the chapelry of Whalley. 

INDEX TO BURNLEY CHURCHES & BURIAL GROUNDS - Part 3,  
  Nonconformist - Methodists ..Independent, Primitive, United Free Church, Wesleyan

Many Nonconformists from Burnley were buried at Wheatley Lane Inghamite Chapel (PEN.Ing.01)

Bookmark Establishment and Location
 Nonconformist - Methodists
 BUR.IM.01 Robinson Street Methodist Chapel, Robinson Street (Daneshouse)
 BUR.M.01 Brunshaw Methodist Chapel, Rimington Avenue (Brunshaw)
 BUR.M.02 Greenbrook Methodist Chapel .. also see Lowerhouse (BUR.WM.09)
 BUR.M.03 Parkside Methodist Chapel, Cog Lane (Stoops) .. also see (BUR.UMf.04)
 BUR.M.04 New Central Methodist Church, Hargreaves Street .. also see (BUR.WM.06)
 BUR.M.05 Westhill .. also see Accrington Road (BUR.WM.17)
 BUR.M.06 Ightenhill .. see Jubilee (BUR.PM.04)
 BUR.M.07 Towneley .. see Brooklands Road (BUR.WM.02)
 BUR.M.08 United Methodist Church, Colne Road .. see (BUR.WM.03)
 BUR.PM.01 Bethel, Curzon Street / Hammerton Street
 BUR.PM.02 Elim, Lane Head / Briercliffe Road (Burnley Lane)
 BUR.PM.03 Howard Street Primitive Methodist Chapel, Howard Street (Coal Clough)
 BUR.PM.04 Jubilee / Ightenhill Methodists, Padiham Road (Ightenhill)
 BUR.PM.05 Mount Zion, Rake Head / Colne Road (Duke Bar)
 BUR.PM.06 Rehoboth Mission, Waterloo Road / Springfield Road (Burnley Wood)
 BUR.PM.07 Beulah / Rosegrove Primitive Methodist Chapel, Rosegrove Lane (Rosegrove)
 BUR.PM.08 Zion, Gannow Top (Gannow)
 BUR.UMf.01 Claremont, Barracks Road / Claremont Street (Gannow)
 BUR.UMf.02 Hanover, Old Hall Street (Daneshouse)
 BUR.UMf.03 Healey Wood, Lincoln Street (Healey)
 BUR.UMf.04 Mount Pisgah, Myrtle Bank, Cog Lane (Stoops)
 BUR.UMf.05 Mount Pleasant / Brunswick, Hammerton Street / Manchester Road
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 Nonconformist - Wesleyan Methodist
 BUR.WM.01 Bartle Hills Chapel .. off Accrington Road .. also see (BUR.WM.17)
 BUR.WM.02 Brooklands Road Chapel / Towneley Methodist Church (Towneley)
 BUR.WM.03 Colne Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, United (Burnley Lane)
 BUR.WM.04 Fulledge Chapel, Todmorden Road (Fulledge)
 BUR.WM.05 Rosegrove Chapel, Gannow Lane (Rosegrove)
 BUR.WM.06 Keighley Green Chapel / Wesley, Hammerton Street
 BUR.WM.07 Park Chapel, Ightenhill Park Lane (Ightenhill)
 BUR.WM.08 Lane Bridge Chapel, Parker Lane (Lanebridge)
 BUR.WM.09 Lowerhouse Chapel / Greenbrook, Greenbrook Road (Lowerhouse)
 BUR.WM.10 Manchester Road Methodist Church, (Healey Wood)
 BUR.WM.11 Park Hill Chapel, Padiham Road (Habergham / Cheapside)
 BUR.WM.12 Piccadilly Road Wesleyan Methodist Church
 BUR.WM.13 Queensgate Chapel, Colne Road (Queensgate)
 BUR.WM.14 Rosehill Mission (Rosehill)
 BUR.WM.15 Stoneyholme Chapel, Hubie Street (Stoneyholme)
 BUR.WM.16 Whittlefield Chapel, High Street (Whittlefield)
 BUR.WM.17 Accrington Road / Westhill, (Hargher Clough) .. also see (BUR.WM.01)
 BUR.WM.18 Gannow Top Chapel, Roebuck Street (Gannow)
 BUR.WM.19 Wood Top Chapel, Florence Street (Wood Top)
 BUR.WM.20 Smallshaw, Back Lane & Hayne(?)
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For the history of Burnley see -
 'The History of Burnley' by Walter Bennett (1946-1951) in four volumes

Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.IM.01
Map references :  OS SD 843340
Name :  Robinson Street Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Independent Methodist
Address :  Robinson Street, Burnley (Daneshouse)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  Baptisms 1891-1973, Sunday School Registers 1898-1906, at Administration & Resource Centre, Fleet Street, Pemberton, Wigan  WN5 0DS, telephone 01942 223526
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
          A chapel in Calder Street, belonging to this body, was started
  1891 New chapel opened .. Date stone on building
  1980 ? Chapel closed about this time
  1997 Building still standing .. used as a storeplace
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index 1891 - opening of new chapel
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.M.01
Map references :  OS SD 859324
Name :  Brunshaw Methodist Church
Denomination :  Methodist
Address :  Rimington Avenue, Burnley (Brunshaw)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1957 Opened in November in a temporary building intended to last 15 years
  1998 9.May.1998, First sod cut for start of new building
  2002 + New Building finished
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.M.02
Map references :  OS SD 808327
Name :  Greenbrook Methodist Church
Denomination :  Methodist
Address :  Greenbrook Road, Burnley (Lowerhouse)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1984 Formed from the amalgamation of Lowerhouse Wesleyan Methodists (BUR.WM.09) and Rosegrove Wesleyan Methodists (BUR.WM.05)
          New church built next to the former Lowerhouse Church, subsequently renovated as a function room
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - report
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.M.03
Map references :  OS SD 825318
Name :  Parkside
Denomination :  Methodist
Address :  Myrtle Bank, Cog Lane, Burnley (Stoops)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1971 Formed by the amalgamation of "Mount Pisgah" at Myrtle Bank (BUR.UMf.04) and "Westhill" on Accrington Road (BUR.WM.17)
  1973 The sixty year old building (formerly Mount Pisgah) was given a 12.000 face lift
     ?   Building now demolished
     ?   Present chapel in a building next to the site of former chapel
  see Burnley Express 16.Jan.1973, page 7 cols.1-8 + photographs
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.M.04
Map references :  OS SD 840325
Name :  New Central Methodist Church
Denomination :  Methodist
Address :  Hargreaves Street, Burnley (Town Centre)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  see (BUR.WM.06) for Methodist circuit records
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1967 A new church built on the site of the former Wesley Chapel in Hargreaves Street (BUR.WM.06) became known as New Central Methodist Church
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - some reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.M.05
Map references :  OS SD 827324
Name :  Westhill
Denomination :  Methodist
Address :  Accrington Road, Burnley
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none, but see (BUR.WM.17)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1961 Accrington Road Wesleyan Methodist Church (BUR.WM.17) and Howard Street Primitive Methodist Church (BUR.PM.03) combined to form Westhill at the Accrington Road Chapel
  1967 Dry rot caused chapel to be closed and a school room was used as a chapel for a time
  1971 The congregation joined Mount Pisgah on Cog Lane (BUR.UMf.04) to become Parkside Methodists (BUR.M.03)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - some reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.PM.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 839325
Name :  a - Curzon Street Chapel
b - Bethel
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  a - Curzon Street, Burnley
b - Hammerton Street, Burnley
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1835-1837 .. includes many adults and whole families, year of births shown
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1835-1837, at Burnley Library
  C 1835-1837, on IGI for Lancashire
Public Record Office, London
  RG 4/2008 Births & Christenings 1778-1837
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1822 Started in Burnley, in Blackburn branch of Hull Circuit
  1823 Placed into Clitheroe branch of Silsden Circuit
  1824 Clitheroe Circuit formed
  1829 Burnley Circuit formed
  1834 Curzon Street Chapel opened
  1835-1837 Baptismal Register contains many adult baptisms giving year of birth, also mother's maiden name .. whole families baptised at the same time
  1851 Religious Census = Chapel built 1833
  1852 Bethel Chapel, Hammerton Street opened
  1932 Building sold to Christian Science Church (BUR.CS.01)
     ?   Closed
     ?   Demolished
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see 'Jubilee souvenir: 1852-1902' by the Chapel (1902) .. the History of the Church in Burnley
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.PM.02
Map references :  a - 
b / c - OS SD 851344
Name :  a - First Chapel
b - Elim
c - United Methodist Church
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  a - Lane Head, Burnley
b / c - Briercliffe Road, Burnley (Burnley Lane) 
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
          At first services were held at Reedley Lodge
  1867 A small chapel was built at Lane Head
  1895 A new chapel was built on Briercliffe Road .. corner of Melville Street
  1996 Chapel closed, amalgamated with Colne Road Methodists (BUR.WM.03)
  1999 Elim Chapel demolished, plans to build a new church on the site and then to sell the church building on Colne Road (BUR.WM.03)
  2001 New chapel opened called United Methodist Church
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.PM.03
Map references :  OS SD 830323
Name :  Howard Street Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Howard Street, Burnley (Coal Clough)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1936-1961
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1895 Opened - see Burnley Library Newspaper Index for report on event
  1910 Extended - see newspaper report
  1961 Closed .. combined with Accrington Road Wesleyan Methodists (BUR.WM.17) to become known as Westhill Methodists
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.PM.04
Map references :  OS SD 822332
Name :  a - Jubilee
b - Ightenhill Methodist
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Padiham Road, Burnley .. corner of Brassey Street (Ightenhill)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1896-1961
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1902 Chapel opened, built to replace Zion at Gannow Top (BUR.PM.08)
  1961 Took in Claremont (BUR.UMf.01)
  1984 Re-opened after major alterations to the building
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.PM.05
Map references :  a - 
b - 
c - OS SD 846341
Name :  Mount Zion
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  a - Rake Head, Burnley
b - Briercliffe Road, Burnley
c - Colne Road, Burnley (Duke Bar)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1935-1937
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1847 A mission opened at Rake Head
  1850 A small school / chapel opened in Briercliffe Road
  1851 Religious Census = Chapel built 1850
  1877 A new chapel erected in Colne Road between Rylands Street and Ford Street
  1938 Chapel Closed
     ?   Demolished
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see 'Jubilee handbook: 1879-1929' by Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Church, Burnley (1929) .. includes history
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.PM.06
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 84X319
Name :  Rehoboth Mission
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  a - Waterloo Road, Burnley (Burnley Wood)
b - Springfield Road, Burnley (Burnley Wood)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1952-1961
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1863 A mission in a cottage in Springfield Road; then in a mill
  1869 Chapel opened
  1881 Rehoboth Sunday School opened in Springfield Road
     ?   Chapel demolished
 (1997) Sunday School building now used as a children's nursery
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see 'A brief history of Rehoboth Primitive Methodist Church 1863-1923' by Joseph Pickthall (1923) .. History of the P M Church in Burnley
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.PM.07
Map references :  OS SD 816327
Name :  "Beulah" Rosegrove Primitive Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Rosegrove Lane, Burnley (Rosegrove)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1902-1935
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1899 Mr.& Mrs.Thornborrow of the Church on Roebuck Street, Gannow Top (BUR.PM.08) started a new society with meetings in their kitchen and then in a wooden shanty in Lowerhouse Lane
  1905 Chapel opened
  1937 Chapel closed, congregation joined Rosegrove Wesleyan Methodists (BUR.WM.05)
          Building now used as a Library
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - 3 reports, one giving brief history and names of members
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.PM.08
Map references :  OS SD 826327
Name :  Zion
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Roebuck Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Gannow Top)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
          Meetings in a cottage in Thompson Street
  1869 Chapel opened .. see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - report
  1884 Re-opened .. see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - report
  1897 Plans to build a new church .. see Jubilee (BUR.PM.04)
     ?   Demolished
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.UMf.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 825330
Name :  Claremont
Denomination :  United Methodist Free Church
Address :  a - Gannow, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Gannow)
b - Claremont Street, Burnley (Gannow)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1891-1961, M 1909-1961
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1861 Chapel at Gannow on corner of Cross Gun Alley and Barracks Road by Yatefield Mill
  1891 Removed to Claremont Street
  1927 70th Anniversary
  1961 Merged with Jubliee/ Ightenhill Methodist Church (BUR.PM.04)
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.UMf.02
Map references :  OS SD 842338
Name :  Hanover
Denomination :  United Methodist Free Church
Address :  27 Old Hall Street, Burnley (Daneshouse)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1910-1958
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1878 Mission started
  1892 Chapel opened
     ?   Closed .. building now used as a plumbing warehouse
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see '1878-1928: history and souvenir to commemorate the jubilee, April 1928 by Hanover United Methodist Church & School (1928)
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.UMf.03
Map references :  OS SD 841319
Name :  Healey Wood
Denomination :  United Methodist Free Church
Address :  Lincoln Street, Burnley (Healey Wood)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1888-1960
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1879 Offspring of Brunswick (BUR.UMf.05) Cottage meetings on Rumley Road at house of Mrs.Carter then at Marlborough Street
  1883 School Chapel opened
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index- several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.UMf.04
Map references :  OS SD 825318
Name :  Mount Pisgah
Denomination :  United Methodist Free Church
Address :  Myrtle Bank, Cog Lane, Burnley (Stoops)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1868-1941
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1834 Open air services at Stoops .. Started as a Protestant Wesleyan Methodist Mission by Rev.W Ince. Missions also at Salford and Hammerton Street. Three cottages converted into a School / Chapel
  1837 Stoops appears in the Wesleyan Methodist Association Circuit Plan
  1851 Religious Census = Wesleyan Methodist built 1838, in Burnley Circuit, Minister W Ince
  1856 Became known as United Methodist Free Church
  1858 Church and school reopened
  1884 New church opened
  1971 Merged with Westhill Accrington Road (BUR.WM.17) to become Parkside Methodist Church (BUR.M.03)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - a few reports
  see 'Centenary and Olde Englishe Bazaar 1834-1934: official handbook of the Myrtle Bank Methodist Church, Cog Lane, Burnley' by the church (1934) .. also contains brief illustrated histories of other Methodist Churches in the Burnley area
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.UMf.05
Map references :  a - OS SD 838323
b - OS SD 840323
Name :  a - Mount Pleasant
b - Brunswick
Denomination :  United Methodist Free Church
Address :  a - Hammerton Street
b - Manchester Road, Burnley
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1834-1962, M 1942-1962
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1834 First known as 'Protestant Wesleyan Methodists'. Started by former members of Keighley Green Chapel (BUR.WM.06) who held meetings at Lanebridge and at Salford Mill
  1835 Mount Pleasant Chapel built on Hammerton Street
  1851 Religious Census = Wesleyan Methodist Chapel built 1835 .. Burnley Circuit
  1856 Became known as United Methodist Free Church
  1869 Moved to new chapel on Manchester Road called Brunswick
  1962 Chapel closed
  1963 Brunswick Chapel demolished (Mount Pleasant still standing)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  also 'The history of Brunswick Chapel' by J Atkin (Burnley Historical Society)
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.01
Map references :  OS SD 825324
Name :  Bartle Hills Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Bartle Hills, Habergham Eaves, Burnley
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1849-1882
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
     Originated in the area by the work of small societies
  1796 "Abergamhaves Class" [Habergham Eaves]
  1806 A class at Gannow
  1811 One at Sandygate
  1817 One at Back Lane
  1828 One at Bentley Wood Green
     ?   A small society held services in a small cottage in Cog Lane
     ?   Moved to a bigger cottage due to larger membership
  1849 The first chapel was built, called Bartle Hills Chapel
  1871 The chapel had become too small and a new one was built on Accrington Road see (BUR.WM.17)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.02
Map references :  a / b - OS SD 842314
Name :  a - Brooklands Road School / Chapel
b - Towneley Methodist Church
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Brooklands Road, Burnley (Towneley)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1775 Service held at Burnley Wood and occasionally in a house in Huffling Lane .. then every Sunday at Burnley Wood Farm
  1879 Mission
  1883 Chapel opened on Brooklands Road .. called Towneley Methodist Chapel
  2002 Chapel now closed
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.03
Map references :  OS SD 844336
Name :  Colne Road Methodist Chapel .. Now United Methodist
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Colne Road, Burnley (Burnley Lane)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1863 Class in a cottage in Back Birley Place
  1872 In a rented room near the Toll Bar (Duke Bar)
  1880 Chapel built
     ?   Demolished .. School used as the church
  1996 Joined by the congregation from Elim (BUR.PM.02)
  1999 Plans to demolish Elim chapel and build a new chapel on the site .. Colne Road chapel (BUR.WM.03) will then be sold
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.04
Map references :  OS SD 848324
Name :  Fulledge Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Todmorden Road, Burnley (Fulledge)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1861-1959, M 1874-1959
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1861 Chapel opened
  1889 Hull Street Mission Room opened and a school established
  1959 Chapel closed and building used for other purposes
  1985 Building gutted by fire
  1992 The ruined building demolished
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.05
Map references :  OS SD 816326
Name :  Rosegrove Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Gannow Lane, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Rosegrove)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1872-1974
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1863 School in a cottage called Bowker Fold
  1867 In a new cottage adapted for the purpose
  1870 School Chapel opened
  1883 Enlarged
  1896 Enlarged
  1902 New chapel opened next to the former chapel
  1937 Took in congregation from "Beulah" Primitive Methodist Chapel (BUR.PM.07)
  1984 Closed .. Congregation joined Lowerhouse (BUR.WM.08)
     ?   Demolished following damage by fire
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  also 'Centenary celebrations, 2nd-3rd, 8th-9th-10th, 16th-17th November 1963:1863-1963: souvenir programme' by Rosegrove Methodist Church (1963) .. includes history of the church
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.06
Map references :  a - 
b / c - OS SD 840325
Name :  a - Keighley Green Chapel
b - Wesley Chapel
c - New Central Methodist Church 
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  a - Keighley Green, Burnley
b / c - Hargreaves Street, Burnley
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1812-1937
  C 1791-1922, M 1853-1965 .. includes the Burnley Wesleyan Circuit records
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1817-1837, at Burnley Library
  C 1817-1837 on IGI for Lancashire
Public Record Office, London
  RG 4/2007 Births & Christenings 1791-1837
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1763 There were 11 Wesleyan Methodists in Burnley attached to the Haworth Circuit
  1776-1810 Burnley was in the Colne circuit
  1784 Many converts in Burnley meeting in a joiner's workshop in Muschamp Yard, Saunder Bank
  1788 A chapel built at Keighley Green .. now demolished
  1810 Burnley circuit formed, included Padiham (PAD.WM.01), Higham (HIG.WM.01), Mereclough (CLI.WM.01), Lowerhouse (BUR.WM.09) and New Laund (PEN.WM.03)
  1839 Foundation stone laid for chapel on Hargreaves Street .. opened in 1840
  1965 Hargreaves Street Chapel demolished and rebuilt on the same site
  1967 Became 'New Central Methodist Church'
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.07
Map references :  marked on OS map 56SW of 1938
OS SD 821344
Name :  Park Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Ightenhill Park Lane, Burnley (Ightenhill) .. near Clynders Cottages, in 1938 called Colliery Cottages
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1874-1933, currently indexed as Ightenhill
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Brief History
  1824 Meetings at Ightenhill Farm
  1827 Meetings at Top o'th Close farm
  1828 Discontinued
  1835 Re-started
  1851 Religious Census = chapel built in 1845
  1895 Jubilee celebrated
  1926 100 years since the foundation
  1936 90 year old chapel closed
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - some reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.08
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 841322
Name :  Lane Bridge
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  a - Fletcher Street, Burnley
b - Parker Lane
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
   C 1871-1938
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Brief History
  1865 Mission School
  1868 Chapel in Fletcher Street
     ?   Moved to Parker Lane
     ?   Chapel closed
  1989 Building demolished
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.09
Map references :  OS SD 803327
Name :  Lowerhouse Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Greenbrook Road, Burnley (Lowerhouse)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1846-1961, M 1910-1959, currently indexed as Burnley .. Lower Lane
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Brief History
  1798 Methodism began at Lowerhouse with a Sunday School in a cottage opposite Victoria Terrace and continued there for 39 years
  1837 Large room built by the Dugdales of Ivy Bank
  1851 Religious Census = School / Chapel at Lowerhouse .. in Burnley Circuit
  1876 Transferred to larger premises
  1898 New School / Chapel erected .. still standing
  1984 The congregations of Lowerhouse and Rosegrove (BUR.WM.05) joined to form Greenbrook Methodists (BUR.M.02)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - 1877
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.10
Map references :  OS SD 837320
Name :  Manchester Road Methodist Church
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Manchester Road, Burnley (Healey Wood)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1893-1970, M 1906-1970
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Brief History
  1905 Church opened
     ?   Closed
     ?   Demolished except for the spire .. flats built on site of church
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see '1905-1955: Jubilee celebrations, Sunday 7.Aug.1955 to 14.Aug.1955, Souvenir handbook' by Manchester Road Methodist Church, Burnley (1955) .. includes a history of the church
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.11
Map references :  OS SD 811335
Name :  Park Hill  
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Padiham Road, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Habergham / Cheapside)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1846-1951, M 1853-1950
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Brief History
  1826 Meeting place over a shop and warehouse
  1843 Chapel opened
  1851 Religious Census = built 1843 .. in Burnley circuit
  1876 Considerable alterations made to chapel
  1896 & 1898 Structural alterations to chapel
  1952 Chapel closed
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index, in 1923, Chapel is 80 year old
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.12
Map references :  OS SD 835322 (or 833323)
Name :  Piccadilly
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Piccadilly Road, Burnley
 
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Brief History
  1890 Mission in a small cottage
  1892 Church opened
  1905 Sunday School - after this date
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - 1892 opening of Chapel
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.13
Map references :  OS SD 847347
Name :  Queensgate
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Colne Road, Burnley (Queensgate)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1913-1968, M 1915-1968
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Brief History
  1909 Mission church opened
  1968 Church closed
     ?   Church combined with another ? 
          Building now used as a Pentecostal Church .. see (BUR.Pen.01)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.14
Map references :   -
Name :  Rosehill Mission
(Reading Room and Sunday School)
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Robert's Row, Burnley (Rosehill)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1873-1906,
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Brief History
  1871 Mission opened
  1878 School opened
     ?   Closed
  see Burnley Library newspaper Index - report 1871
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.15
Map references :  OS SD 836335
Name :  Stoneyholme
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Hubie Street, Burnley (Stoneyholme)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1882-1941, M 1911-1965
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Brief History
  1880 Mission opened in Regent Street / Railway Street / Canning Street
  1888 Chapel opened
     ?   Closed .. building still standing and used for retail sales
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.16
Map references :  OS SD 831329
Name :  Whittlefield
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  High Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Whittlefield)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1878-1964
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Brief History
  1873 Mission opened in High Street over a blacksmith's shop
  1878 Chapel opened
     ? Closed
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.17
Map references :  OS SD 827324
Name :  a - Accrington Road
b - Westhill
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Accrington Road, Habergham Eaves, Burnley .. corner of Clough Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1882-1969, M 1876-1967
    for earlier christenings see register indexed as Burnley, Bartle Hills .. Methodist
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Brief History
  1871 Start of building of new church on Accrington Road as the old Bartle Hills Chapel (BUR.WM.01) had become too small
  1872 New church opened
  1961 ? Name changed to Westhill when Howard Street (BUR.PM.03) closed and joined the Accrington Road Chapel
  1967 Chapel closed due to dry rot .. a School room used for a time as a chapel
  1971 Congregation joined "Mount Pisgah" at Myrtle Bank, Cog Lane (BUR.UMf.04)
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.18
Map references :  OS SD 827327
Name :  ? Roebuck Street Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Roebuck Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (Gannow Top)
 
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Brief History
  1878 Mission opened, an offshoot of Accrington Road Methodists (BUR.WM.17)
  1891 Chapel built
  1902 New chapel built at Roebuck Street, Gannow Top
  1913 21st anniversary
  1987 Chapel closed
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.19
Map references :  OS SD 822322
Name :  Wood Top
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Florence Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1882-1961
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Brief History
  1878 Mission started
  1891 Chapel opened
     ?   Closed
     ?   Demolished
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - report 1902, VII 2 - page.4, col.7
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Town / Index no :  Burnley - BUR.WM.20
Map references :   -
Name :  Smallshaw, Back Lane & Hayne(?)
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Habergham Eaves, Burnley
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
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Brief History
  1851 Religious Census = Smallshaw, Back Lane and Hayne (?) 3 dwelling houses - in Burnley circuit .. Minister was William Ince of Mount Pleasant, Burnley
         .. William Ince was minister at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (BUR.UMf.05)
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2002 LFHHS Pendle & Burnley Branch