Sunday School buildings, part of Long Street Methodist Complex, 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. At present in partial use. 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.

Sunday School buildings, part of Long Street Methodist Complex, 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: Sunday School buildings
  • Street Name: Long Street
  • Locality: Middleton
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Rochdale
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Heywood and Middleton
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Peter Barlow 0161 242 1428

Next steps

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