The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Kidsgrove, Staffordshire

Kidsgrove on Wikipedia.

Churches in Newchapel, White Hill (or Whitehill).

Baptist Church (1884) on Church Street, Butt Lane. Reg Mitchell, the designer of the Spitfire was a native of Butt Lane, and has a memorial in the chapel. SJ 8270 5435. Peter Morgan (2015). Another view. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010).

Kidsgrove Pentecostal Church (formerly Methodist). SJ 8380 5395. Gervase N. E. Charmley. Howard Richter advises that this was originally Primitive Methodist, and was known as the Hancock Memorial Chapel. Dating from 1930-1, the congregation was older, at least as far back as 1903, as the National Archive holds records from that date. The last documents they have are from 1974.

Kidsgrove Central Methodist Church (1929) on The Avenue and Liverpool Road.SJ 840 544. Gervase N. E. Charmley. Another view, Peter Morgan (2015), who advises that the church was disused when he visited. Howard Richter has advised that from 2015 until 2018 this was Victory Church (link) but its future here is uncertain. The Sunday School (at left in the first photo in this entry) is now in use as a solicitor's office.

The Methodist Church on Chapel Street, Butt Lane, was built as Primitive Methodist. Since Gervase took his photo, it has been demolished, as a Google Streetview of 2017 shows. It seems to have been closed in 2010, as the Staffordshire Record Office holds documents dated up to that year. SJ 8270 5455. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Howard Richter has identified a former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Butt Lane, which still stands at SJ 8273 5421, on Banbury Street. Its date of building is not known precisely, but map evidence shows that it is older than 1879. It is now Ebenezer Gospel Hall, and can be seen here on Streetview.

St. John (R.C.). Gervase N. E. Charmley. Link.

St. Patrick at Newchapel. Peter Morgan (2015).

St. Thomas. Gervase N. E. Charmley. Grade II listed.

Salvation Army hall on Heathcote Street. SJ 841 545, Rob Kinnon-Brettle (2012).

St. James on Station Road. SJ 8621 5449. Chris Emms (2011). Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Peter Morgan (2015). Link.
Methodist Church on High Street. SJ 8633 5464. Chris Emms (2011). Another view, Peter Morgan (2015).

White Hill (or Whitehill)
There was until 1970 (give or take) a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (later Whitehill Methodist) at SJ 8532 5479. Its site was seen by the Streetview van in 2009.

Whitehill Methodist Community Church was originally Balls Bank Primitive Methodist, built no later than 1899. SJ 8502 5502. Gervase N. E. Charmley (2010). Another view  from a few years later shows the addition of a new entrance. Peter Morgan (2015). Link. It was preceded by an earlier chapel, just across the road, the site of which can be roughly located to just beyond the dark wooden fencing, in this 2019 Streetview.




04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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