SJ9394 : Memorial Stones on Haughton Green Sunday School

taken 4 years ago, near to Haughton Green, Tameside, Great Britain

Memorial Stones on Haughton Green Sunday School
Memorial Stones on Haughton Green Sunday School
The bottom stone was laid by Mrs James W Brown of Bolton on March 30th 1877. The top stone which appears to be of a later date was laid by Mr. Enoch Moores.
Haughton Green Methodist Church and Sunday School.
The brick-built church on the corner of Two Trees Lane and Sunningdale Road. was founded in 1810 as the Haughton Green Wesleyan Chapel. It has a slate roof, a gable at each end and plain rounded windows. Inside, there was a central pulpit at the southern end, a gallery on all four sides and a pipe organ behind the pulpit. The organ was supplied by Alexander Young & Sons in 1894. It was converted from hand-pumping to electric in 1947. A new entrance to the church was erected in 1913. A house attached to the Church was taken down in 1981

A Sunday School was built across the road on Two Trees Lane in 1877. In 1974 alterations were made to the School after the congregation of the former Haughton Green Primitive Methodists joined the church. The School is used by community groups as well as the church.

The Church building was in need of much restoration and the last service was held on January 9th 2011 after which all services were held in the Sunday School. It was sold to a private buyer in 2012 for conversion into a house.

More information and a photograph from 2008 can be seen at LinkExternal link

In 2015 it was sold at auction. More current information may be available from Facebook Group LinkExternal link Friends of Haughton Green Methodist Church Building.
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 July, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 July, 2015
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Religious sites 
Former (from Tags)
Sunday School 
Person (from Tags)
James W Brown  Enoch Moores 
Date (from Tags)
1877 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9352 9424 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.6932N 2:5.9416W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9352 9423
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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