Building Name

Methodist Chapel, Hightown, Crewe

1882 - 1883
Hightown, Crewe
Cheshire, England
Trustees of the United Methodist Free Church
New Build
A P Cotterill of Crewe

A new chapel and school are about to be built at Hightown, Crewe, for the trustees of the United Methodist Free Church. The chapel will seat 700 adults and the school 250 scholars. Suitable vestries, classrooms and outbuildings will be provided. The builder is Mr A P Cotterill of Crewe and the buildings have been designed by Mr S Hurst of the firm of Maxwell Tuke and Hurst, architects, Southport. [British Architect 22 September 1882 Page 455]

CREWE - A United Free Methodist Church at Hightown was opened on Wednesday week. It is built of bricks with a street facade of Alderley Edge dressed stone. The internal dimensions are 80ft. by 43ft., and 30ft. in height. A gallery carried on iron columns surrounds three sides of the building, and behind the rostrum pulpit is an organ chamber. The seats, gallery front, and pulpit are of pitch pine. Accommodation is provided for 753 persons. Behind the chapel is a school-room 52ft. by 30ft., accommodating 300 scholars, and under the chapel is the infant school, 36ft. by 24ft. The cost of erection has been £4,000. Mr. Hurst, of Southport, is the architect; and Mr. Cotterill, of Crewe, the builder. The heating is by Messrs. King and Co., of Liverpool; and Boyle's air-pump ventilators are employed. Messrs. Burgess and Son, of Crewe, took the contract for gas-fitting; and Mr. James Nolan, of Southport, that for plastering. [Building News 1 August 1883 page 183]

Reference         British Architect 22 September 1882 Page 455
Reference         Building News 1 August 1883 page 183