Bethesda Methodist Chapel, Albion Street, Hanley - Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)

This former Methodist chapel was built in the C19; it is known as "the Cathedral of the Potteries" and its interior is practically intact. The Historic Chapels Trust has completed external repairs with the help of grants from Historic England and the Heritage Lottery Fund: other minor repair works have been under taken with support from The Friends group. Whilst the Trust is looking at options to increase the use of the building, grant applications to assist funding the conversion of the outbuildings to provide toilet accommodation have been made to several grant giving organisations.

Bethesda Methodist Chapel, Albion Street, Hanley - Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1195821
  • Local Planning Authority: Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Chapel


  • Building Name: Bethesda Methodist Chapel
  • Street Name: Albion Street
  • Locality: Hanley
  • Unitary Authority: Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Stoke-on-Trent Central
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA