Wakefield Road Baptist Churchyard

Wakefield Road
Stalybridge, Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, SK15 England Add to Map
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The Baptist Church in Stalybridge dates back to 1806 when members first met in a garret in Cocker Hill. Later they transferred to a room on Rassbottom Brow and in 1813 the Particular Baptists seceded. In 1826 they moved from Rassbottom to a chapel in Cross Street (Mount Pleasant?) which had to be demolished when the railway was built. Whilst waiting for the new church in Wakefield Road. (Mount Olivet) to be built they met in the Foresters Hall. Wakefield Road Church opened in 1848. In the late 1960's the General Baptists of Wakefield Road and the Particular Baptists of Cross Leech Street joined forces to build a new church at Ambleside, Ridge Hill which was opened in 1971. The older churches were then demolished.

The small churchyard containing graves of those interred at the old church on Wakefield Road is still undisturbed on the right of Wakefield Road heading out of Stalybridge towards Mossley. It is about 100 yards up the hill from the traffic lights. A stone capped retaining wall encloses the graveyard


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  • Added: 6 Mar 2017
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