St Paul's Methodist Church, Rochdale Road, Shaw and Crompton - Oldham

Chapel of 1863 by James Simpson and Sunday School of 1871 by John Wild of Oldham, built in a classical style, with ashlar walls and slate roof. The site was shared with a day school until 1975, when a new school building was built. With reduced income, the Chapel building ceased to be used, with worship moved into the attached Sunday School. The original Chapel has been empty ever since and its condition is declining.

St Paul's Methodist Church, Rochdale Road, Shaw and Crompton - Oldham
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1309549
  • Local Planning Authority: Oldham
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Chapel


  • Building Name: St Paul's Methodist Church
  • Street Name: Rochdale Road
  • Locality: Shaw
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Oldham
  • Parish: Shaw and Crompton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Oldham East and Saddleworth
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II

Contact Details

Peter Barlow 0161 242 1428

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England