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Machpelah (Lower Chapel), Accrington, Baptist

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Baptist Church,
Cannon Street,


The chapel on Hyndburn Rd had a graveyard. The churches on Blackburn Rd and Cannon St did not have one.

Church History

It was founded in 1785 as the Machpelah (Lower Chapel) on Hyndburn Rd, formerly Allom Lane and that closed in 1836 when they moved to Blackburn Rd next to the railway viaduct. This closed in 1874 when they built a new church on Cannon St which opened in March 1874 at a cost of £12,000. This closed in 2006 when they moved into Christ Church sharing the building now known as Trinity Community Church



Cannon St 1872-2006:
It is located at SD7588128511 (Lat/Lon 53.752401,-2.367253). You can see this on maps provided by:

Hyndburn Rd 1785-1836:
It was located at SD7565428861 (Lat/Lon 53.755535,-2.370720). You can see this on maps provided by:

Blackburn Rd 1836-1872:
It was located at SD7576928671 (Lat/Lon 53.753832,-2.368960). You can see this on maps provided by:

Trinity 2006-:
It was located at SD7634128027 (Lat/Lon 53.748076,-2.360239). You can see this on maps provided by: