Photo: Rev David Long
Item #: 33526
I was amazed to read that this Chapel built in 1698, is not a Listed Building. Although the later buildings attached to it are not very pretty, the Chapel itself is a gem.
The organ - the Chapel's Memorial to the men killed in WW1 - is included in the sale.
This is really sad :(
It really is sad,you're spot on Andrew.
How has it come to this, a church up for auction. Yes, a very sad sign of the times.
Some one wants to fill his pocket ,all about money now Edna who paid for these churches to be built .
Don't be surprised if it ends up as a mosque.
When I was in Hindley Operatic Society in the 1960s,we rehersed in the hall at this chapel.I had never been in the chapel itself.It is lovely. Anne.
I know of at least two Wesleyan / Methodist Churches locally that have been converted into living accommodation, hopefully this one will e put to good use.
I've been reading about the auction of this chapel in the Wigan Observer, I didn't know whereabouts in Hindley it was - so did a web search, if someone converts it as a residence they'll be handy for Asda, and during winter have a good view of Silcock's fair, that's if they still overwinter it on the land there. Being built in 1700 you would have thought it to have been a listed building, but not so. Photos of the chapel are on the auction website. https://www.pugh-auctions.com/property/25586
Cyril,the land behind Market Street where Silcock's used to have their fair equipment has been levelled out for building,the plans are on the wall in nearby King Street.I too am surprised the Chapel is not a listed building.
Always a mysterious place to me even though I lived in Hindley.I think I went in once for my Grandads funeral but really too young to remember.A few of my relatives attended this chapel.