Long Street Methodist Church, Long Street - Rochdale

Unique, forward-thinking design for a Wesleyan Chapel and Sunday School complex around a courtyard garden in 1899 by architect Edgar Wood. Brick, rendered in parts, with red sandstone dressings and stone slate roof. Both Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau details. Repairs made with inappropriate materials and techniques in the 1970s and 80s, combined with original materials nearing the end of their life, are causing widespread rain entry, rot and deterioration of original details. The chapel is in ownership of a charity and leased back to the Methodist Church for use as a place of worship.

Long Street Methodist Church, Long Street - Rochdale
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    LONG STREET METHODIST CHURCH LONG STREET METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1068504
    Local Planning Authority:
    Rochdale
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Chapel

Location

    Building Name:
    Long Street Methodist Church
    Street Name:
    Long Street
    Locality:
    Middleton
    County:
    Greater Manchester
    District / Borough:
    Rochdale
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Heywood and Middleton
    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:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA