PADIHAM  ~ Formerly a Chapelry in the Parish of Whalley

INDEX TO PADIHAM CHURCHES, CHAPELS & BURIAL GROUNDS

Bookmark Establishment and Location
 Church of England
 PAD.CE.01 St.Leonard, Church Street
 PAD.CE.02 St.Anne & St. Elizabeth, Hapton Road
 PAD.CE.03 St.Matthew / "The Iron Church", Rycliffe Street
 Roman Catholic
 PAD.RC.01 St.John the Baptist, Hapton Road, Padiham Green (Green Lane)
 PAD.RC.02 St.Philip the Apostle, Slade Lane (Slade)
 Nonconformist
 PAD.Bap.01 Burnley Road Baptist Chapel, Pendle Street
 PAD.Bap.02 Mount Zion, Pendle Street
 PAD.Con.01 Bethel Independent Chapel, Guy Street
 PAD.Con.02 Horeb Union Chapel, Victoria Road
 PAD.GT.01 Temperance Mission Hall, Guy Street
 PAD.JW.01 Kingdom Hall, Bank Street / Higham Street
 PAD.M.01 Trinity Methodist Chapel, Wesley Street / Morley Street
 PAD.Pen.01 Assemblies of God, Ighten Street
 PAD.PM.01 Ebenezer Chapel, Station Road / Thompson Street
 PAD.Qua.01 Meeting House, Northwood
 PAD.SA.01 Citadel / Salvation Army Hall, Guy Street
 PAD.Uni.01 Unitarian Chapel, Spring Gardens / Church Street
 PAD.WM.01 Hall Hill Methodist Chapel, Hall Hill
 PAD.WM.02 Wesley (Church Street), North Street
 PAD.WM.03 Cross Bank, Wesley Street / Morley Street
 Non Denominational
 PAD.PC.01 Knighthill Cemetery, Blackburn Road .. formerly Church of England
 PAD.PC.02 Padiham Green Cemetery, Cemetery Road .. formerly Catholic & Nonconformist
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For the history of Padiham see -
 'St.Giles Street, Padiham' by the WEA Padiham Branch / Gill Glenn
'A History of Padiham' by Gill Glenn in Red Rose Magazine in 8 parts

Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.CE.01
Map references :  OS SD 793341
Name :  St.Leonard (United Benefice with Hapton and Padiham Green)
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Church Street, Padiham (Town Centre)
Vicarage :  1 Arbory Drive, Padiham, Burnley, BB12 8JS
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1573-1952, M 1573-1955, B 1573-1875,      + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1573-1826, M 1573-1837, B 1573-1826, 'Laycock' transcriptions at Burnley Library
  'Mrs Armstrong' Computer printout of 'Laycock' at Burnley & Nelson Libraries
  C 1572-1653, M 1573-1653, B 1573-1653, see LPRS volume 16
                      M 1813-1837 index, at Colne & Nelson Libraries
  C 1573-1873, M 1573-1839, on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  Small area behind the church. Closed in 1856 except for burials in existing vaults etc
  A new burial ground was opened in 1853 on Blackburn Road, see (PAD.PC.01)
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1981; 41 headstones dated 1643-1977, also memorials inside the church
  The new burial ground has not been transcribed
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1451 Known to be in existence at this date as a Chapelry in the Parish of Whalley, included the townships of Hapton, Heyhouses (Sabden) Higham Booth, Padiham and Simonstone
  1766 Nave rebuilt 
  1851 Religious census - included
  1866 Church demolished for rebuilding 
  1869 New church opened 
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - several reports
  also see 'A short history & guide book to the Parish Church of St.Leonard, Padiham' by John Cecil Hudson (1958) ISBN/ISSN L000168149
  and 'Challenge in Stone', St.Leonard's centenary, 1869-1969 by John Travis and Lillian Carr (1969) ISBN/ISSN L000225916
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.CE.02
Map references :  OS SD 793335
Name :  St.Anne & St.Elizabeth
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Hapton Road, Padiham (Padiham 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
          Started as a Mission from St.Leonard's Church (PAD.CE.01)
  1874 Foundation stone of chapel
  1885 Chapel opened
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.CE.03
Map references :  OS SD 794342
Name :  St.Matthew / "The Iron Church"
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Rycliffe Street, Padiham (Town Centre)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  Was part of St.Leonard's Parish (PAD.CE.01)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
          Site for the mission church given by the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall
  1870 Church opened on November 26th with 200 seats 
  1919 The building had become unsafe and was closed. Now demolished
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.RC.01
Map references :  OS SD 793332 (Padiham Green)
Name :  St.John the Baptist
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Green Lane, Hapton .. now known as St.John's Road, Padiham
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1870-1941, M 1874-1941
  C 1947-1961, M 1947-1954, 1961
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1870-1941, M 1874-1941, Confirmations 1873-1940, at Burnley Library
Graveyard
  None, in 1856 10 acres of land in Cemetery Road was bought from the Towneley family for the Non-Conformists and Catholics to use a burial ground, see (PAD.PC.02)
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1600s High Whitaker, the home of Thomas Whitaker, a catholic priest, is said to have been used as a Catholic chapel
  1646 Thomas Whitaker was executed
  1863 Mission from Burnley
  1863 Foundation stone of chapel
  1864 Chapel opened
  1867 Became a parish in its own right
  1880 Corner stone of church near to first church which is still there
  1881 Church opened
  see 'St.John's Church, Padiham, 1881-1981' by Tom Gill (1981)
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.RC.02
Map references :  OS SD 792344
Name :  St.Philip the Apostle
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Slade Lane (Slade), Padiham
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1956-1957, 1959-1962, M 1957 and 1962-1963
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1953 Church founded
  1993 Church consecrated 9th October
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.Bap.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 797334
Name :  Burnley Road Chapel
Denomination :  Baptist
Address :  Burnley Road, Padiham then Pendle Street, Padiham
 
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
  1846 Burnley Road Chapel opened, a branch of Sabden Baptist's (SAB.Bap.01) until 1852
  1851 Included in the Religious Census
  1969 ? Burnley Road building sold
  1970 Moved into former Mount Zion, Pendle Street, Padiham
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.Bap.02
Map references :  OS SD 797334
Name :  Pendle Street Mount Zion
Denomination :  Baptist (Calvinist)
Address :  a - Morley Street, Padiham
b - Pendle Street, Padiham
 
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
  1866 A Breakaway Group from Burnley Road Baptist's (PAD.Bap.01)
          First used the Assembly Room in Guy Street
  1870 About this time a new church opened in Morley Street in a tinners workshop
  1876 Land bought in Pendle Street to build a new church 
         (Date stone 1876 Mount Zion)
  1877 The building became known as Mount Zion
  1948 Church closed and the Co-op took over the building
  1970 Burnley Road Baptist's moved into the building see (PAD.Bap.01)
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.Con.01
Map references :  OS SD 794341
Name :  Bethel Independent Chapel
Denomination :  Congregational
Address :  Guy Street (Town Centre), Padiham
 
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 Congregational Mission opened in Stone Moor Bottom led by Rev.G J Knox
  1880 Moved to rooms in Webster's Buildings, Burnley Road, Padiham
  1881 Land bought in Guy Street to build a chapel
  1882 At end of year Bethel Independent School Chapel opened
  1883 Chapel closed in March 
          Building later used as a Temperance Mission Hall (PAD.GT.01)
  1890 Building bought by Salvation Army (see Pad.SA.01)
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.Con.02
Map references :  OS SD 79X33X
Name :  Horeb Union Chapel
Denomination :  Congregational (Free)
Address :  Victoria Road, Padiham
 
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
  1895 Split from Burnley Road Baptist's (PAD.Bap.01) first met in Temperance Chapel, Ightenhill Street, Padiham
          Land bought from the Gawthorpe Estate
  1895 Foundation Stone of Chapel laid
  1896 Chapel opened - known as Horeb Union Free Congregational Chapel
     ?   Closed
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.GT.01
Map references :  OS SD 794341
Name :  Temperance Mission Hall
Denomination :  Gospel Temperance
Address :  Guy Street, Padiham
 
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
  1880s Used former Bethel Independent Chapel building (PAD.Con.01)
  1890 Closed about this time .. building bought by Salvation Army (PAD.SA.01)
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.JW.01
Map references :  a - OS SD 790341
b - OS SD 79X34X
Name :  Kingdom Hall
Denomination :  Jehovah's Witnesses
Address :  a - Bank Street, Padiham
b - Higham Street, Padiham (Town Centre)
 
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
  1979 Padiham Congregation at Bank Street
  1994 New hall - built in two weekends .. Burnley Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.M.01
Map references :  a - OS SD 797336
b - OS SD 795338
Name :  a - Trinity Methodist Chapel
b - Methodist Centre
Denomination :  Methodist
Address :  a - Wesley Street/Hapton Street, Padiham (Cross Bank)
b - Morley Street, Padiham (Town Centre)
 
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
  1969 Cross Bank School Chapel (PAD.WM.03) and Wesley Chapel (PAD.WM.02
   amalgamated to be known as Trinity Methodists
  1991 Building demolished, Congregation moved to Morley Street, Padiham
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.Pen.01
Map references :  OS SD 794340
Name :  Assemblies of God
Denomination :  Pentecostal
Address :  Ightenhill Street, Padiham
 
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
  1979 Listed in a Burnley & District Directory
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.PM.01
Map references :  a - OS SD 79X33X
b - OS SD 79X33X
Name :  Ebenezer Chapel
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  a - Railway Street (Station Road), Padiham
b - Thompson Street, Padiham (Padiham 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
  1882 Mission from Burnley held meetings in Assembly Room in Station Road
  1882 Mission tent in Station Road .. blew down in gales
          Used the Odd Fellow's Hall
  1883 Chapel opened in Thompson Street
     ?   Chapel closed .. building taken over by St.John' (Town Centre) Ambulance 
    - around the 1930s, now used as a kindergarten
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.Qua.01
Map references :   -
Name :  Meeting House
Denomination :  Quaker
Address :  Northwood, Padiham
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  (Register covering Bolton & NE Lancs ..
  Births 1654-1961, M 1658-1963, B 1654-1961 (see also MARSDEN - Society of Friends)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1668 Henry Robinson allowed a meeting in his house, so was sent 
     to Lancaster Castle and fined at the next Quarter Sessions
  1710 Northwood was licensed as a Meeting House when John Dickonson lived there
  18th Century, Northwood was used when the house belonged to James Topper
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.SA.01
Map references :  OS SD 794341
Name :  Salvation Army
Denomination :  Salvation Army
Address :  Guy Street, Padiham (Town Centre)
 
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 ? Former Congregational Chapel bought by the Salvation Army (about this time)
  1946 ? Demolished (about this time)
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.Uni.01
Map references :  a - OS SD 790340
b - OS SD 790338
Name :  Nazareth
Denomination :  Unitarian
Address :  a - Spring Gardens, West Street, Padiham
b - Church Street, Padiham (Knight Hill)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1821-1834        + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1823-1834,  M 1874-2000  Burnley & Colne Libraries
  C 1823-1834 IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  At West Street, Padiham OS SD 790340
Memorial Inscriptions
  13 headstones dated 1833-1874
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne, Nelson & Padiham Libraries
Brief History
  1806 Started in Padiham by Rev.Joseph Cooke and at first called 'Cookites' then Unitarian Methodists
  1822 Chapel built at Spring Gardens, West Street
  1836 Chapel enlarged by adding a gallery .. Graveyard opened
  1851 Included in Religious Census = Spring Gardens built 1822
  1855 Graveyard closed
  1874 New Nazareth Chapel opened at Knight Hill, Church Street, Padiham
  1999 Application to remove tombstones etc .. in Burnley Express 24.Dec.1999
  see 'History of Unitarianism in Padiham, 1806-1906: a centenary volume' by J E Jenkins (1906)
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.WM.01
Map references :  OS SD 790339
Name :  Hall Hill
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Hall Hill, Padiham
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1785-1837,      B 1789-1837
  C 1840-1906 & 1932-1950, M 1888-1944 & 1949-1951, B 1847-1960       + MIs
Public Record Office, London
  RG 4/1146 Births / Bapts 1785-1815, Burials 1789-1837, RG 4/2827 B/C 1808-1837
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  (Methodist Circuit - Padiham was in Haworth, Yorks, Circuit 1747-1775; Colne 1776-1809; Burnley 1809-1861 .. Then Padiham became a circuit in own right)
  C 1785-1837, at Burnley Library
  C 1785-1836 on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  Small burial ground off Chapel Walk
Memorial Inscriptions
   (Town Centre)
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1748 Methodism started in Padiham and was know as the Darney Society
  1750 Meetings in a cottage in West Street
  1758 First licensed house in West Street (also called Old Chapel Street)
          Burial Ground opened off Chapel Walk, Padiham near Spring Gardens Terrace
  1779 Larger chapel built at Hall Hill
  1847 Wesley chapel opened on Church Street .. used for next 68 years
  1847 Building at Hall Hill sold
  1883 Hall Hill building bought back as a Mission
          Demolished some time in 1950  see - 'Centenary, 1847-1947: a historical sketch of Methodism in Padiham from the time of John Wesley to the present day in relation to Wesley Chapel' by Wesley Chapel, Padiham (1947)
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.WM.02
Map references :  OS SD 792340
Name :  Wesley
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  North Street (Church Street), Padiham
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  ?(C 1891-1931, unidentified chapel), M 1851-1967
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  Old Burial Ground, off North Street .. landscaped in 1952 and Headstones placed against the wall
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed - 25 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne Library
Brief History
  1847 Chapel opened1969 Chapel closed. Congregation moved to Cross Bank and Congregations amalgamated to be known as Trinity Methodists .. see (PAD.M.01)
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.WM.03
Map references :  a - OS SD 797336
b - OS SD 795338
Name :  Cross Bank School Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  a - Wesley Street/Hapton Street, Padiham (Cross Bank)
b - Morley Street, Padiham (Town Centre)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1872-1916, M 1895-1970
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1871 School Chapel opened
  1877 Building enlarged
  1891 New Chapel built
  1892 New building opened
  1969 Amalgamated with Wesley Chapel to be known as Trinity Methodist Chapel .. see (PAD.M.01)
  1991 Demolished
  1991 Congregation moved to Morley Street, Padiham
  see 'History of Wesleyan Methodism in Burnley & East Lancashire' by B Moore (1899)
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.PC.01
Map references :  OS SD 788338
Name :  Cemetery
Denomination :  Formerly a Church Cemetery
Address :  Blackburn Road, Padiham (Knight Hill)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  Indexed under Public Cemeteries - 69 volumes, 1893-1953 includes plot number of each burial. Also earlier grave papers.
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  Large .. still in use, grass cut, wall for memorial plaques of cremations
Memorial Inscriptions
  not recorded
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1853 Opened as a church cemetery for people attending the parish church but this stipulation lapsed
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Town / Index no :  Padiham - PAD.PC.02
Map references :  OS SD 794333
Name :  Cemetery
Denomination :  Formerly Catholic and Non-conformist
Address :  Cemetery Road, Padiham (Padiham Green)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  Large .. still in use, grass cut, wall of memorial plaques for cremations
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1856 Non-conformists bought 10 acres of land from the Towneley Estate .. also used by Catholics
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LFHHS Pendle & Burnley Branch 2002