SJ8594 : Platt Chapel

taken 1 year ago, near to Burnage, Manchester, Great Britain

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Platt Chapel
Platt Chapel

The grade II listed LinkExternal link Unitarian Chapel on Wilmslow Road opened in 1700 for the use of the Nonconformists. The local landed gentry, the Worsleys of Platt Hall, (donors of the site), the Edges and the Siddalls being the principal members of the congregation. The Chapel continued in use until 1970, the teaching becoming Unitarian in the course of the 18th century.. During the middle of the 19th century there were alterations to the Chapel and in 1909 Wilmslow Road was widened, thus reducing the size of the surrounding graveyard. LinkExternal link (Rusholme Archives).

In recent times it has been the home of the Manchester Amateur Photographic Society (pre 2008), used as a live comedy venue (2012), a vintage clothing emporium (2015) and currently is the offices of Astute Estates propetry management services.

There have been past plans to convert it into a community centre and to convert it into a 9-bedroom luxury home but neither have come to pass.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Business, Retail, Services 
Date (from Tags)
1700  1970  1909 
Former (from Tags)
Music Venue  Vintage Clothes Shop  Photographic Store 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8557 9446 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.8023N 2:13.1237W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8561 9444
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Former Unitarian Chapel  Estate and Letting Agents  Grade II Listed  CCTV Camera 

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