NELSON ~ Nelson is approximately the area known as Great Marsden but also includes a small area of Little Marsden around the Church of St.Paul, Little Marsden.  Formerly in the Chapelry of Colne.

INDEX TO NELSON CHURCHES, CHAPELS & BURIAL GROUNDS

Index no Link Establishment and Location
 Church of England
 NEL.CE.01 St.Bede, Railway Street (Clover Hill)
 NEL.CE.02 St.John the Evangelist, Barkerhouse Road (Great Marsden)
 NEL.CE.03 St.Mary the Virgin, Manchester Road (Lomeshaye)
 NEL.CE.04 St.Paul, Halifax Road (Little Marsden)
 NEL.CE.05 St.Philip, Leeds Road (Hildrop)
 Roman Catholic
 NEL.RC.01 Holy Saviour, Bradley Hall Road (Hildrop)
 NEL.RC.02 St.George / St.John Southworth, Vaughan Street (Walverden)
 NEL.RC.03 St.Joseph / Samlesbury Chapel, Every Street .. corner of Macleod Street
 Nonconformist
 NEL.Bap.01 Baptist Church, Carr Road / Every Street
 NEL.Bap.02 Zion, Every Street Co-op Hall / Elizabeth Street (Seedhill)
 NEL.Bap.03 Baptist Church, Woodlands Road
 NEL.Bap.04 Baptist Chapel, Railway Street / Bradshaw Street .. corner of Extwistle Street
 NEL.CB.01 Gospel Hall, Christian Brethren, Bradley Road
 NEL.CC.01 Living Waters / Pendle Community Church, Trinity House, Scotland Road
 NEL.Cdn.01 Christadelphian, 53 Bradley Hall Road
 NEL.Con.01 Congregational Church, Brunswick Street (now United Reformed Church)
 NEL.Con.02 Hope Chapel / Congregational Church, Lomeshaye Road / Manchester Road
 NEL.Con.03 Congregational Chapel, Southfield Street .. opposite Smith Street
 NEL.CS.01 Christian Scientist, Eleanor Street (Bradley)
 NEL.GM.01 Central Gospel Mission / Independent Evangelical Church, Goit Side (Bradley)
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 Nonconformist
 NEL.IM.01 Salem, Bradley Lane Head / Scotland Road
 NEL.IM.02 Independent Methodist Chapel, Mount Zion, Bradshaw Street .. near Railway Street
 NEL.IM.03 Independent Methodist Chapel, Every Street .. corner of Lime Street
 NEL.IM.04 Independent Methodist Chapel, Leeds Road / Barkerhouse Road
 NEL.IM.05 Independent Methodist Chapel, Larch Street .. corner of Bracewell Street
 NEL.IM.06 Nelson Independent Methodist Church, Netherfield Road
 NEL.Ing.01 Inghamite Chapel, Russell Street
 NEL.JW.01 Kingdom Hall, Jehovahs Witness, Bradley Hall Road
 NEL.M.01 Central Methodist Church, Carr Road - see (NEL.WM.08)
 NEL.M.02 Hollins Road Methodist Church, Hollins Road .. off Oxford Road
 NEL.Pen.01 Elim, Pentecostal Church, Bradley Road .. near Scotland Road
 NEL.PM.01 Ebenezer / Zion, Bradley Road / Scotland Road .. corner of Eleanor Street
 NEL.PM.02 Primitive Methodist Chapel, Netherfield Road .. corner of Bracewell Street
 NEL.PM.03 Primitive Methodist Chapel, Thomas Street
 NEL.PM.04 Primitive Methodist Chapel, Southfield Street .. between Manor Road & Fletcher Street
 NEL.SA.01 Citadel, Salvation Army Hall, Russell Street
 NEL.Spi.01 Spiritualist Church, Vernon Street
 NEL.Uni.01 Unitarian Chapel, Railway Street / Eleanor Street
 NEL.UM.01 United Methodist Chapel, Regent Street (Bradley)
 NEL.UM.02 United Methodist Church, Stanley Street
 NEL.UR.01 United Reformed Church, Brunswick Street - see (NEL.Con.01)
 NEL.WM.01 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Cooper Street
 NEL.WM.02 Bradley Hall Wesleyan Chapel, Leeds Road (Hildrop)
 NEL.WM.03 Trinity, Scotland Road (Reedyford)
 NEL.WM.04 Southfield Old Chapel, Southfield Farm, Southfield
 NEL.WM.05 Methodist Church, Temple Street
 NEL.WM.06 Wesleyan Chapel, Railway Street .. corner of Water Street
 NEL.WM.07 Wesleyan Chapel, Rupert Street
 NEL.WM.08 Marsden Methodists / Nelson Old Chapel / Wesley Chapel / Central Methodist Church, Chapel Street / Railway Street / Carr Road
 Non-denominational
 NEL.PC.01 Public Cemetery, Walton Lane
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For the history of Pendle Forest see -
 'The History of Marsden and Nelson' by Walter Bennett (1957)

Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.CE.01
Map references :  OS SD 865370
Name :  St.Bede the Venerable
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Railway Street, Nelson (Clover Hill)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1923-1962, M 1930-1976
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1920 Started as St.Paul's New Mission, Clover Hill
  1923 Church built
  see 'The origin of St.Bede's Parish Church, Nelson' by John Procter (1951)
  and Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.CE.02
Map references :  OS SD 870378
Name :  St.John the Evangelist
St.John with St.Philip
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Barkerhouse Road, Nelson (Great Marsden)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1845-1977, M 1849-1990, B 1849-1989    + MIs .. see Marsden, Great
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1845-1900, M 1849-1900, B 1849-1900    + Banns, at Burnley & Nelson Libraries
  C 1845-1885, M 1849-1898, on IGI for Lancashire 
Graveyard
  Large and overgrown in the summer .. now closed for burials - but became the Public Cemetery for Nelson before the opening, in 1895, of the Cemetery on Walton Lane (NEL.PC.01)
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1983, updated in 1997 with plans marking the graves .. about 1200 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne and Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1845 Mission church founded
  1848 Church built in Barkerhouse Road
  1896 Church restored
  1996 Demolished, services held in the former school - Church Centre next to the site
  1999 Church Centre unsafe, services held at St.Philip's (NEL.CE.05) .. new church to be built on the site of the previous one
  2000 May, New church building consecrated, the Parish now combined with that of St.Philip on Leeds Road (NEL.CE.05)
  see 'St.John's Parish Church, Great Marsden, Nelson: Centenary Celebrations 1848-1948, souvenir programme' (1948) .. includes a history of the church
  also see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.CE.03
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 856376
Name :  St.Mary the Virgin
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  a - Railway Street, Nelson
b - Manchester Road, Nelson (Lomeshaye)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1879-1996, M 1879-1987
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1879-1900, M 1879-1900, at Burnley & Nelson Libraries
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1872 Mission in Railway Street Nelson
  1879 Church built on Manchester Road .. Consecrated 25.Mar.1879
  1905 Mission Room in Norfolk Street opened
  1908 Spire added, at 191 feet high said to be the third highest landmark in Lancashire
  1917-1937 Westfield Mission, off Scotland Road
  1990s Church building closed - Parish Hall behind on Maurice Street
  1999 Parish combined with St.Paul at Little Marsden (NEL.CE.04)
  2002 Church regeneration scheme commenced 'Heritage Trust for the North West'
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - some reports
  see 'St.Mary's Parish Church, Nelson, Grand bazaar, 1922' (1922) .. includes historical notes
  see 'St.Mary the Virgin, Nelson diamond jubilee celebrations 25/26.Mar.1939, souvenir outline history, 1879-1939' (1939)
  also 'St.Mary's Nelson, magazine May.1949 including 70th anniversary souvenir' by St.Mary's Church Nelson (1949)
  and Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.CE.04
Map references :  OS SD 858370
Name :  a - Little Marsden Chapel of Ease
b - St.Paul, Parish Church of Marsden
c - St.Paul with St.Mary
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Halifax Road, Nelson (Little Marsden)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1811-1982, M 1839-1987, B 1812-1992    + MIs .. see Marsden, Little
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1813-1900, M 1839-1900, B 1813-1900, at Nelson Library
  C 1813-1900, M 1839-1900, B 1813-1868, at Burnley Library
                      M 1839-1900, Brides and Grooms index, at Nelson Library
Graveyard
  Medium size .. now closed
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1971, updated circa 1997 .. about 745 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1296 In existence as Little Marsden Chapel of Ease
  1485-1509 Became a Chantry Chapel to St.Bartholomew, Colne (COL.CE.03)
  1700 Became a parish
  1800 The 'Marsden Old Chapel' built in 15th Century was demolished
  1809 Chapel was rebuilt and in 1811 became St.Paul's, Parish Church of Marsden
  1851 Religious Census = Marsden Church in Little Marsden
  1864 Church was enlarged
  1999 Parish combined with that of St.Mary (NEL.CE.03)
  see 'The History of Marsden & Nelson' by W Bennett (1957)
  and 'St.Paul's Church, Little Marsden: the story of our church' by Brenda Hickey & Madge Turner (1983)
  also see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.CE.05
Map references :  OS SD 865382
Name :  a - St.Philip
b - St.John with St.Philip
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Leeds Road, Nelson (Hildrop)
Vicarage :  The Vicarage, 1 Victory Close, Nelson  BB9 9ED
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1902-1961, M 1902-1965
                      M 1902-1949 .. grooms index
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1878 Mission founded
  1902 Church opened in Leeds Road
  2000 Parish combined with St.John (NEL.CE.02), a family centre created at St.Philip Church
  see 'The Parish Church of St.Philip, Nelson: a brief history of the parish, Jubilee 1902-1952 souvenir' by F G Fuller (1952)
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.RC.01
Map references :  OS SD 866383
Name :  Holy Saviour .. now part of the Integrated Parish of the Good Shepherd including St.Peter & St.Paul, Barrowford (BAR.RC.01) and Sacred Heart, Colne (COL.RC.01)
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Bradley Hall Road, Nelson (Hildrop) 
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1902-1941, M 1906-1941
  C 1947-1962, M 1947-1952
                      M 1961-1962
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1902-1941, M 1906-1941, Confirmations 1905-1926, at Nelson Library
  C 1902-1941, M 1906-1940, Confirmations 1905-1926, at Burnley Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1896 Mission founded
  1905 Church opened 19.Mar.1905
  1960s Church enlarged
  see Nelson Library newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.RC.02
Map references :  OS SD 867373
Name :  a - St.George
b - St.John Southworth
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Vaughan Street, Nelson (Walverden) 
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1922-1941, M 1923-1941
  C 1947-1962, M 1947-1950
                      M 1961-1962
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1897 Founded
  1902 Church built - named St.George
  1992 Name changed to St.John Southworth. The Samlesbury Chapel, formerly Church of St.Joseph, Every Street (NEL.RC.03) served from here
  see 'Foundation centenary, 1897-1997: a history of St.George, RC Church & School, Walverden, Nelson' by Francis Thornton
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.RC.03
Map references :  OS SD 857378
Name :  a - St.Joseph
b - Samlesbury Chapel
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  a - Macleod Street, Nelson
b - Every Street, Nelson .. corner of Macleod Street
Priest :  served from St.John Southworth (NEL.RC.02)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1884-1941, M 1885-1941
  C 1947-1962, M 1947-1953
                      M 1961-1962
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1884-1941, M 1885-1941, Confirmations 1886-1926, at Burnley Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1883 Mission in Every Street
  1897 Church built - named St.Joseph
  1960 Totally destroyed by fire on 31.Mar.1960
  1964 New Church of St.Joseph opened by Bishop of Salford in Dec.1964. The building was of modern construction made of reinforced concrete with slate, stone & mosaic costing 80,000
  1992 The new building declared unsafe due to "concrete cancer" and congregation given two weeks to vacate the building
  1992 The parishes of St.Joseph and St.George are amalgamated and the new parish called St.John Southworth (honouring a Lancashire martyr) as from 29th February. The Bishop of Salford conducted a service of thanksgiving at a last Mass on Thursday 27th February. Some services could be held in a Chapel, created in the adjoining hall, the Samlesbury Chapel
  2002 Abandoned building still awaiting total demolition, (now in the Whitefield clearance area)
  see 'Nelson & District Illustrated History (from Roman Times till 1922)' by Rev.Robert Smith (Parish Priest of St.Joseph's Church for 26 years)
  and 'Souvenir of the Golden Jubilee of the opening of he church 1897-1947' by St.Joseph's Church (1947)
  also 'St.Joseph's Nelson, 1883-1983' by W H Morgan (1983)
  see Nelson Library newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Bap.01
Map references :  a - 
b - 
c - OS SD 858379
Name :  Carr Road Baptist Church
Denomination :  Baptist
Address :  a - Bradley Road
b - Carr Road, Nelson .. corner of Every Street
c - Every Street Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1868 Mission from Hill Lane, Briercliffe (BCF.Bap.02) first met in Dial Street and then at Bradley Road
  1877 Carr Road Chapel built
  1897 School opened on Every Street
  1901 Chapel enlarged
     ?   Chapel demolished, school used as chapel
  1998 Closed 22.Feb.1998 after 121 years, the congregation joined Woodlands Road Chapel (NEL.Bap.03)
  2001 Used for computer retail and technology centre
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Bap.02
Map references :  OS SD 862384
Name :  Zion
Denomination :  Baptist
Address :  a - Room above Newtown Co-operative, Every Street
b - Elizabeth Street, Nelson .. corner of Baker Street (Bradley)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  Foundation stones .. one opposite the gate, eroded & illegible
  "This stone was laid by Mrs.Barker, West Grove, Hebden Bridge 21.Nov.1891"
  "This stone was laid by M W Tricket, Caghills House, Waterfoot 21.Nov.1891"
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1887 Began with meetings in Newtown Co-op Hall, Every Street by seceders from Carr Road (NEL.Bap.01)
  1891 Memorial stone laying for Zion - see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
     ?   Closed
  2001 Building still standing, has been used as business premises
  see 'Baptist jubilee celebrations, 1868-1918: Saturday 7/8.Dec.1918' .. includes history of Elizabeth Street Chapel, Nelson (1918)
  also 'Zion Baptist Church, Elizabeth Street, Nelson: jubilee, 1887-1937' (1937)
  see also Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Bap.03
Map references :  OS SD 866380
Name :  Woodlands Road Baptist Church
Denomination :  Baptist
Address :  Woodlands Road, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1898 Started by members of Carr Road Baptist Church (NEL.Bap.01)
  1998 Centenary celebrations .. see Nelson Leader
  see 'Baptist jubilee celebrations, 1868-1918: Saturday and Sunday 7/8.Dec.1918' .. includes history of Woodlands Road Church (1918)
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Bap.04
Map references :  a - 
b - 
c - OS SD 858372
Name :  Baptist Chapel
Denomination :  Baptist (Scottish)
Address :  a - Cumberland Street, Nelson
b - Railway Street, Nelson
c - Bradshaw Street, Nelson .. opposite 137 Bradshaw Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
          Started in Cumberland Street by members of Haggate (BCF.Bap.01)
  1899 Moved to Railway Street
  1903 Moved to Bradshaw Street, New Chapel, Foundation Stones dated 1903
  1960? Closed
  2001 Building still standing, used as a Masonic Lodge
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.CB.01
Map references :  OS SD 862382
Name :  Gospel Hall
Denomination :  Christian Brethren
Address :  Bradley Road, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1896 In existence at this time
  1960 Services still held there
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.CC.01
Map references :  OS SD 857388
Name :  a - Living Waters
b - Pendle Community Church of God
Denomination :  a - Christian Centre, in Fellowship with the Assemblies of God in Great Britain and Ireland
Address :  Trinity House, 155 Scotland Road, Nelson (Reedyford)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1983 Living Waters Christian Centre opened in the former Trinity Methodist Chapel (NEL.WM.03)
  1998 Building cleaned and renamed Pendle Community Church of God
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Cdn.01
Map references :  OS SD 866384
Name :  Meeting Rooms
Denomination :  Christadelphian
Address :  53 Bradley Hall Road, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index (circa 1908)
  2002 At Bradley Hall Road
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Con.01
Map references :  OS SD 863374
Name :  a - Congregational Church
b - United Reformed Church
Denomination :  Congregational (United Reformed Church)
Address :  Brunswick Street, Nelson .. corner of Chapel House Road (Walverden)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1900 Mission in Southfield Street, Nelson
  1900 Brunswick Street memorial stone laying - see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
  1901 Chapel opened
  1972 Became United Reformed Church
  1990s New Chapel built on the site
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Con.02
Map references :  a - OS SD 856375
b - OS SD 858376
Name :  a - Hope Chapel
b - Congregational Church
Denomination :  Congregational
Address :  a - Lomeshaye Road, Nelson
b - Manchester Road, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  Limited Records stored at Brunswick Street United Reformed Church (NEL.Con.01)
  Contact  ... telephone 01282 698048
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1864 Mission from Marsden Providence (BFD.Con.01) in Landless Foundry and later in Co-op Hall
  1865 Hope Chapel on Lomeshaye Road at the corner of what is now Hope Street, which was then a lane running from Manchester Road to Hibson Road
          Building still there but extended at the front
  1885 Chapel built in Manchester Road
  1968 Demolished
  1972 Became United Reformed Church
  1975 Last service in Sunday School building on the same site, 30.Nov.1975
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see 'Congregational Church, Manchester Road, Nelson; Jubilee, 1865-1935' by Tom E. Morgan (1935) .. includes a history, portraits of some church members, list of members and a photograph of Hope Chapel
  also 'Centenary of the Congregational Church, Manchester Road, Nelson 1865-1965' by W H Lord (1965)
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Con.03
Map references :  OS SD 864377
Name :  Congregational Chapel
Denomination :  Congregational
Address :  Southfield Street / Rigg Street, Nelson .. opposite Smith Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1900 Mission opened in Southfield Street / Rigg Street
          Later transferred to Brunswick Street (NEL.Con.01)
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.CS.01
Map references :  OS SD 861380
Name :  Christian Science Society
Denomination :  Christian Scientist
Address :  Eleanor Street, Nelson (Bradley)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1879 Opened in the former Unitarian Chapel (NEL.Uni.01) .. a branch of 'The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist' in Boston, Massachusetts
     ?   Closed
  1960 Public Notice in Nelson Leader
          Building now used by the St.John's Ambulance Brigade
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index (circa 1934)
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.GM.01
Map references :  OS SD 861381
Name :  a - Ebenezer - Central Gospel Mission
b - Independent Evangelical Church
Denomination :  Gospel Mission
Address :  Goit Side, Nelson (Bradley)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1908 Founded by D F Ramsay
  1971 A member of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches
  see 'Central Gospel Mission, Goit Side Nelson' (1911)
  and 'Ebenezer - Central Gospel Mission, Nelson 1908-1929
  also Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.IM.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 860379
Name :  Salem
Denomination :  Independent Methodist
Address :  a - Bradley Lane Head, Nelson
b - Scotland Road, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  Marriages 1975-1985, at the Administration and Resource Centre, Fleet Street, Pemberton, Wigan WN5 0DS, telephone 01942 223526
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1851 At Bradley Lane Head
  1853 Salem Chapel built on Scotland Road
  1863 Chapel enlarged
  1964 Chapel closed
  1990s Chapel demolished and site built on - stone gate posts still there
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see 'Handbook of the 115th annual meeting held in the Salem Church, Nelson 19/22.June.1920' by Independent Methodist Churches (1920)
  also 'Salem Independent Methodist Church, Nelson; centenary 1852-1952 - a short history' by Joseph Robinson (1952)
  and 'Salem Independent Methodist Church' by Andrew Hargreaves (1983)
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.IM.02
Map references :  OS SD 861375
Name :  Bradshaw Street Independent Methodist Chapel, Mount Zion
Denomination :  Independent Methodist
Address :  Bradshaw Street, Nelson .. corner of Railway Street, between Bradshaw Street and Wilkinson Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1885 Mission
  1889 Chapel opened
 (1963 Map - shown)
  2001 Now demolished and houses built on the site
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - report
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.IM.03
Map references :  OS SD 854375
Name :  Independent Methodist Chapel School
Denomination :  Independent Methodist
Address :  Every Street, Nelson .. corner of Lime Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  Membership 1904-31, at the Administration & Resource Centre, Fleet Street, Pemberton, Wigan  WN5 0DS; telephone 01942 223526
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1895 Chapel opened - started by Salem (NEL.IM.01)
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - report on memorial stone laying
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.IM.04 
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 864381
Name :  Barkerhouse Road Independent Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Independent Methodist
Address :  a - Leeds Road, Nelson
b - Barkerhouse Road, Nelson .. near Leeds Road
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  Baptisms 1879-1956, at the Administration & Resource Centre, Fleet Street, Pemberton, Wigan  WN5 0DS; telephone 01942 223526
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1867 Mission in Leeds Road
  1869 Chapel opened in Barkerhouse Road
  1885 Alterations to chapel
  1956 Closed at the end of the year
  2001 Building still standing .. used as showroom
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - report 1907
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.IM.05
Map references :  OS SD 866377
Name :  Independent Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Independent Methodist
Address :  Larch Street, Nelson / Bracewell Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1890 Building of Chapel started - report Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.IM.06
Map references :  OS SD 860376
Name :  Nelson Independent Methodist Church
Denomination :  Independent Methodist
Address :  Netherfield Road, Nelson .. near railway station
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1990s New Chapel built - conjunction of Salem (NEL.IM.01) and Bradshaw Street (NEL.IM.02
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Ing.01
Map references :  OS SD 859380
Name :  Inghamite Chapel
Denomination :  Inghamite
Address :  Russell Street, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  ( .. ..Registered for Marriages 3.July.1897)
Graveyard
  none .. see Wheatley Lane Inghamite Chapel (PEN.Ing.01)
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
          Former members of Winewall Inghamite Chapel (TRA.Ing.01) initially met at the Co-op Rooms in Newtown
  1886 Russell Street Chapel purpose built
  1950 + Still in use
  1957 Registration for Marriages cancelled April 1957
  1957 Building taken over by Salvation Army (NEL.SA.01)
  see 'Re-Union of past and present scholars in connection with the Inghamite School and Chapel, Russell Street, Nelson 23/24.Mar.1912' .. a history of the school and chapel with biographies and portraits of church leader
  see also Nelson Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.JW.01
Map references :   -
Name :  Kingdom Hall
Denomination :  Jehovah's Witnesses
Address :  Bradley Hall Road, Nelson .. near corner with Hildrop Road (Hildrop)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - report 
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.M.02
Map references :   -
Name :  Hollins Road Methodist Church
Denomination :  Methodist
Address :  Hollins Road, Nelson .. off Oxford Road, near Nelson & Colne boundary
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1953 Church opened
  1975 Church closed
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Pen.01
Map references :  OS SD 861381
Name :  Elim
Denomination :  Pentecostal
Address :  Good Templars Hall, Bradley Road, Nelson .. near Scotland Road
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1982- ...
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - report 
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.PM.01
Map references :  a - (shown on map of 1848)
b - OS SD 860381
Name :  a - Ebenezer
b - Zion
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  a - Bradley Road, Nelson
b - Scotland Road, Nelson .. corner of Eleanor Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1900-1964
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1885-1964, at Nelson Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1843 Chapel erected in Bradley Road
  1851 Religious Census = Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel erected 1843
  1878 New chapel opened in Scotland Road
  1891 Re-opened after alterations
  1966 Congregation joined Central Methodist Church (NEL.WM.08)
     ?   Closed
     ?   Demolished
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.PM.02
Map references :  OS SD 864378
Name :  Bethel
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Netherfield Road, Nelson .. corner of Bracewell Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1925-1935
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1890 Laying of memorial stone - see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
  1893 Opening of chapel - see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
     ?   Closed 
     ?   Demolished
  2001 New Mosque established on the site
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.PM.03
Map references :  OS SD 861373
Name :  Primitive Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Thomas Street, Nelson .. opposite bowling green
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1906 New chapel opened - see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
          Now demolished
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.PM.04
Map references :  OS SD 868374
Name :  Primitive Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Southfield Street, Nelson .. between Manor Road and Fletcher Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1907 New chapel opened - see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.SA.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 859380
Name :  a - Barracks
b - Citadel
Denomination :  Salvation Army
Address :  a - Leeds Road / Railway Street / Scotland Road / Broad Street
b - Russell Street, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  Barracks formerly in ..
   - 1881 Leeds Road
   - 1883 Railway Street
   - 1902 Scotland Road
   -    ?   Broad Street
  1957 Moved to Citadel in Russell Street
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Spi.01
Map references :  OS SD 861373
Name :  Spiritualist Church
Denomination :  Spiritualist
Address :  Vernon Street, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1907 Built - Date Stone on building
  1960 Building still in use
     ?   Closed
  2001 Building still standing .. but used as storage place
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.Uni.01    
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 859381
c - OS SD 861380
Name :  Unitarian Chapel
Denomination :  Unitarian
Address :  a - Railway Street, Nelson
b - Weavers' Institute, Nelson
c - Eleanor Street. Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  - 
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1904 Meeting place in Railway Street with Sunday School and Library
     ?    Services moved to the Weavers' Institute
     ?    Moved to Eleanor Street
  1932 Closed
          Building used later by the Christian Scientists (NEL.CS.01) and now by St.John's Ambulance Brigade
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.UM.01
Map references :  OS SD 863383
Name :  Regent Street Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  United Methodist Free Church
Address :  Turner Street / Regent Street, Nelson .. between Derby Street and Crawford Street (Bradley)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1943-1961
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1892-1962, at Nelson Library .. 'Turner / Regent Street Methodist'
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1891 New Chapel - Kew Garden, Bradley - see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
  1893 Map - shown as Turner Street and nos.2 to 36 Regent Street
  1912 Map - shown as Regent Street, nos.1 to 89 opposite streets - Crawford, Derby, Dover and Midland
  1966 Congregation joined Central Methodist Church (NEL.WM.08
          The building now used as a Child Care Centre
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.UM.02
Map references :  OS SD 858378
Name :  Stanley Street Methodist Church
Denomination :  United Methodist Free Church
Address :  Stanley Street, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1933-1946
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
   C 1872-1945, at Nelson Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1865 Meetings in Co-op rooms by seceders from Salem (NEL.IM.01)
  1870 Moved to the first new chapel in Stanley Street
  1886 A new chapel opened
     ?   Chapel now demolished .. the Sunday School used as Civic Centre
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  see 'Official handbook of Stanley Street Methodist Church Jubilee Bazaar, 18/19 & 21.Mar.1836' .. includes historical notes
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.WM.01
Map references :  OS SD 861383
Name :  Cooper Street Wesleyan Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Cooper Street, Nelson .. corner of Fleet Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1917-1973
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  War Memorial inside the building
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1875 Mission
  1884 Chapel opened
  1983 Closed
  2001 Building still standing .. used as a furniture sales warehouse
          War Memorial for church members still inside the building
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  also 'Cooper Street Wesleyan Chapel, Nelson, souvenir of golden jubilee and re-union, 2/3.Oct.1926' .. a history of the church (1926)
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.WM.02
Map references :  OS SD 866383
Name :  Bradley Hall Wesleyan Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Leeds Road, Nelson (Hildrop)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1908-1959
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1895-1960, at Nelson Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1894 School chapel opened
  1899 New chapel - see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
  1960 Chapel closed
          Now demolished
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.WM.03
Map references :  OS SD 857388
Name :  Trinity
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Scotland Road, Nelson (Reedyford)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1908-1974
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1868 Mission school in a cottage
  1874 Chapel built
  1894 Chapel enlarged - see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
          School built across the river in Roughlee Street, Barrowford - building now a carpet shop
  1975 Chapel closed .. congregation joined with Central Methodist Church (NEL.WM.08)
          Chapel building - now Trinity House, Pendle Community Church (NEL.CC.01)
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.WM.04
Map references :  OS SD 878368
Name :  Southfield (Old) Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Southfield, Nelson .. see (NEL.WM.05)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  'Wesleyan Baptisms 1788-1837', at Colne Library includes Southfield
  Licensed for Marriages October 1954 and First wedding 5.Oct.1957 .. more Baptisms than Marriages, Registers kept in safe
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1786 Plaque on wall reads "John Wesley Preached here 18.April.1786"
  1797 Chapel built - date stone on chapel reads "W+E Sagar 1797"
  1851 Religious Census = Southfield Chapel
  1897 Some of the Congregation moved to Temple Street, Nelson (NEL.WM.05)
          Chapel still in use
  see 'John Wesley visits Southfield' by Charles Green
  and 'Southfield Methodist Chapel 1914-1970' by Haydn Smith (booklet)
  also Update '200 years' by Peter Facer (1985) (booklet)
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.WM.05
Map references :  OS SD 868377
Name :  Temple Street Methodist Church
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Temple Street, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1896 Mission in Castle Street from Southfield (NEL.WM.04)
  1897 Chapel opened on Temple Street
  1904 Date stone over door in Castle Street
  see 'Jubilee Services 1896-1946' by Temple Street Methodist Church (1946) .. includes a history of the church
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.WM.06
Map references :  OS SD 861375
Name :  Railway Street Wesleyan Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Railway Street, Nelson .. between Water Street and Bradshaw Street
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1908-1964
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1890-1964, at Nelson Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1884 Mission
  1890 New chapel opened
  1966 Congregation joined Central Methodist Church (NEL.WM.08)
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - re opening of chapel and other reports
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.WM.07
Map references :  OS SD 853373
Name :  Rupert Street Wesleyan
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Rupert Street, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1899 Church meetings and a Sunday School in room over Co-op stores
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.WM.08
Map references :  a - OS SD 600377
b - OS SD 859378
Name :  a - Marsden Methodists / Nelson Chapel / Old Chapel
b - Wesley Chapel / Central Methodist Church   
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  a - Chapel Street, Nelson .. facing Railway Street
b - Carr Road, Nelson
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1863-1964, at Nelson Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1818 Wesleyan Society formed and met at Netherfield Cottage next to Netherfield Farm - known as Marsden Methodists
  1826 Chapel erected on Chapel Street opposite Hibson Farm facing Railway Street. On Little Marsden Tithe Map no.494 where there is now a zebra crossing on Broadway near Boots Chemists
  1851 Religious Census = Wesleyan Methodists erected 1826 called Nelson Chapel
  1858 Became too small and was extended
  1863 'Old Chapel' closed
  1865 Wesley Chapel opened on Carr Road (Date stone 1864)
  1877 Chapel enlarged
  1966 Four churches combined to form Central Methodist Church
  1999 Plans to demolish the chapel and other buildings and build a modern church
  2002 Last service before demolition commences
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index - several reports
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Town / Index no :  Nelson - NEL.PC.01
Map references :  OS SD 873384
Name :  Public Cemetery
Denomination :   -
Address :  Walton Lane, Nelson
Contact :  Parks and Recreation Services, Fleet Street Depot, Fleet Street, Nelson  BB9 7YQ
Telephone :  01282 661593 / 661586 .. Fax:01282 661610 .. Email:cemeteries@pendle.gov.uk
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  Large .. still in use
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1895 Cemetery opened. The public burial ground was previously at the Church of St.John, Great Marsden (NEL.CE.02)
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2002 LFHHS Pendle & Burnley Branch