TRAWDEN FOREST  ~ Including Winewall & Wycoller.  Formerly in the Parish of Colne

INDEX TO TRAWDEN FOREST CHURCHES, CHAPELS & BURIAL GROUNDS

Bookmark Establishment and Location
 Church of England
 TRA.CE.01 St.Mary the Virgin, Lane House Lane
 Roman Catholic
 TRA.RC.01 St.Ursula, off Winewall Lane
 Nonconformist
 TRA.FG.01 Free Gospel Chapel / Mount Zion: Lane House Lane
 TRA.Ing.01 Winewall Inghamite Chapel, New Row, Winewall
 TRA.PM.01 Bethel Primitive Methodist Chapel, Colne Road
 TRA.PM.02 Primitive Methodist, Wycoller
 TRA.Qua.01 Meeting House, Gilford Clough / Mire Ridge
 TRA.WM.01 Wesley Chapel, Skipton Road (Hill End)
 All Denomination
 TRA.PC.01 Hartley Cemetery, Mire Ridge
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For the history of Trawden Forest see -
 'The Annals of Trawden Forest' by Fred Bannister (1922) & (1992) ISBN 1 872895 115
'Wycoller' by Stanley Cookson & Herbert Hindle (1973)
'Portrait of Wycoller' by John Bentley (1975)

Town / Index no :  Trawden - TRA.CE.01
Map references :  OS SD 911385
Name :  St.Mary the Virgin
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Lane House Lane, Trawden
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1846-1911, M 1846-1976, B 1846-1936,      + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1846-1900, M 1846-1900, B 1846-1900, Banns 1899-1900, at Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
  C 1846-1900, M 1846-1900, on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  -
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1984 - 206 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1846 Founded
  1851 Religious Census = New parish in 1846
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Town / Index no :  Trawden - TRA.RC.01
Map references :  OS SD 908401
Name :  St.Ursula
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Bright Street, off Winewall Lane, Trawden (Cotton Tree)
 
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
  1903 Opened as 'Chapel of Ease', served from Sacred Heart at Colne (COL.RC.01)
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Town / Index no :  Trawden - TRA.FG.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 913382
Name :  a - Free Gospel Chapel
b - Mount Zion
Denomination :  Free Gospel / Independent Methodist
Address :  a - 
b - Lane House Lane, Trawden
 
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
  1815 Cottage chapel near Lane House Mill (Members moved for work to Waterside near Colne and founded Providence (COL.IM.01) and Bethel (COL.IM.03))
  1851 Religious Census = erected 
  1815 (not used solely as a chapel) Returning members and seceders from other places in Trawden, held services in the Literary Institute
  1882 Zion Chapel built in Lane House Lane
      ?  Closed
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Town / Index no :  Trawden - TRA.Ing.01
Map references :  OS SD 912398
Name :  Winewall Chapel
Denomination :  Inghamite
Address :  New Row, Winewall, Trawden
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1753-1974, (M 1872-1910 - these are actually for (COL.Ing.01))    + MIs
  C 1753-1989,
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1754-1837,           B 1752-1837, at Colne Library
  C 1753-1837 on IGI for Lancashire
 
Church Registers with Pendle Council Cemeteries Department (Linda Binns)
Graveyard
  Large and overgrown
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1981 - about 1000 headstones. Many others were overgrown and impossible to transcribe.
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne and Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1752 First chapel built (the site is surrounded by the burial ground)
  1851 Religious Census = Winewall Chapel erected 1752
  1860 New chapel built and first chapel became the Sunday School
     ?   First chapel demolished
  1979 Chapel demolished and Sunday School used as chapel
  1998 Chapel closed. Final service in September
  1999 Plans to sell the chapel building
  2000 The building being developed into houses. The local council to take over the maintenance of the burial ground
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Town / Index no :  Trawden - TRA.PM.01   
Map references :  a - OS SD 909388, first chapel & burial ground
b - OS SD 910386, second chapel
c - OS SD 905390, Mire Ridge burial ground
Name :  Bethel
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  a - (Pave Shed built on the site)
b - Chapel, Colne Road, Trawden
c - Burial Ground - Mire Ridge .. now Public Cemetery
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1914-1960       + MIs (1819-1899 ? Old burial ground)
  see Burnley, Curzon Street PM, C 1835-1837 contains baptisms of many families of children from Trawden
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1835-1837, at Burnley Library .. see Burnley, Curzon Street PM
  C 1835-1837 on IGI for Lancashire, Burnley, Curzon Street (see above)
Graveyard
  On Mire Ridge .. formerly Quaker cemetery
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in ? - 216 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne Library
Brief History
  1826 Services in corner shop in Chapel Street
  1835 Chapel built with small burial ground (later the site of Pave Shed)
  1848 Shown on map
  1850 Chapel & burial ground sold
  1851 Religious Census = "Back Lane Top" (crossed out), chapel erected 1835 
  1858 Bought the old Quaker Cemetery (TRA.Qua.01) on Mire Ridge
  1861 'Branch meetings' - nearest chapel at Colne, meetings also at Wycoller
  1875 New Chapel built
  1890 Hartley Memorial School built
  1964 Chapel demolished - site now built on
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Town / Index no :  Trawden - TRA.PM.02
Map references :  OS SD 923393
Name :  Wycoller Primitive Methodist
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Wycoller
 
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
  1851 Religious Census = Building erected before 1806, postal address Wycoller
  1861 Services still held at Wycoller
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Town / Index no :  Trawden - TRA.Qua.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 905390
Name :  Meeting House
Denomination :  Quaker / Society of Friends
Address :  a - Gilford Clough, Trawden
b - Mire Ridge, Trawden
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  see MARSDEN - Society of Friends covering N E Lancashire etc
  Births 1654-1961, M 1658-1909, B 1654-1893
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  Small. In 1858 bought by the Primitive Methodists and in 1926 became the Public Cemetery (TRA.PC.01)
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed - 216 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne Library
Brief History
  1660 Quakers met at Gilford Clough, Trawden
  1688 Land acquired for a burial ground
          Date stone in wall JS 1688 ( = Jeffrey Shackleton)
  1697 Meeting House erected in corner of burial ground
  1850 Meeting House demolished
  1858 Burial ground bought by the Primitive Methodists, see (TRA.PM.01)
  1926 Restored by Dame Martha Hartley
     ?   Became the Public Cemetery, see (TRA.PC.01
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Town / Index no :  Trawden - TRA.WM.01
Map references :  OS SD 912387
Name :  Wesley Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Hill End, Skipton Road, Trawden
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1819-1837 & 1963-1964, M 1912-1978, B 1818-1823      + MIs
Public Record Office, London
  RG 4/1169 Births / Christenings 1819-1837
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  see 'Wesleyan Baptisms 1788-1837', at Colne Library - includes Trawden, Wycoller, Hoyle, Lane House, Antley, Wanless, Thursden, Colne, Barnoldswick - New Laithe
  C 1816-1837 on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  Small, in 1998 - graveyard and headstones in a mess as a house is being built on the site of the chapel
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1980 - 20 headstones dated 1818-1911
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1810 Chapel erected
  1850 Chapel enlarged
  1851 Religious census = Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
  1890 Enlarged
  1910 New Chapel built across the road, the Old chapel used as Sunday School
  1951 Chapel closed and demolished. Sunday School across the road used as chapel
  1998 House being built on the site of the former chapel
  2002 "Chapel House" built on the site, Gravestones still there
  see 'Brief history of the Trawden Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and Sunday School 1810-1910 ..Centenary'
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Town / Index no :  Trawden - TRA.PC.01    Mire Ridge, Trawden
Map references :  OS SD 905390
Name :  Hartley Cemetery
Denomination :  Public Cemetery
(Formerly Quaker and then Primitive Methodist)
Address :  Mire Ridge, Trawden
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  Tidy
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in ? - 216 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1688 Land acquired by Quakers, see (TRA.Qua.01) for a burial ground
  1858 Bought by the Primitive Methodists see (TRA.PM.01)
  1926 Plaque on right hand corner of front wall = "Dame Martha Hartley built this Lodge and gateway, restored the cemetery and provided for its maintenance AD 1926"
     ?   Became a Public Cemetery
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