Building Name

Wesleyan Chapel, Westhead Road, Croston near Preston

Westhead Road
Croston, Preston
Lancashire, England
New Build
William Vaughan

CROSTON, NEAR PRESTON - The foundation‑stones of a Wesleyan chapel, in connection with the Ormskirk Circuit, were laid on Monday last. The new chapel will be built on the easterly side of Westhead Road, on a freehold site given by Mr W Woods, of Croston. The style of architecture will be Gothic. The buildings comprise a chapel 55 feet. by 35 feet, with vestibule in centre of front, 14 feet by 5 feet. The height of the chapel inside will be 17 feet to the square, and 24 feet to the ceiling in centre. At the rear of the chapel will be a ministers' vestry, 15feet. by 14feet., 11 feet high, and a heating apparatus and tea‑boiler room, 14 feet by 7 feet. Suitable and separate offices will be provided in the yards at the rear of the site. The premises will be heated with hot water with a low pressure boiler. The ventilation has been carefully considered, inlet and outlet flues being provided. The building is designed so that, at some future time, a gallery can be placed at the front end, opposite the rostrum. The chapel will be fitted up with comfortable pews and forms to seat 300 adults. The plans have been prepared by Mr. S. Hurst, of the firm of Messrs Maxwell, Tuke, and Hurst, architects. Southport, and the works will be carried out under the architects' personal superintendence. Mr William Vaughan, joiner and builder, Southport, is the sole contractor. The cost, when completed, will be about £1,200.

Reference           Building News 24 June 1881 Page 783