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Chapel St Independent, Halshaw Moor

Independent church,
Chapel St,
Halshaw Moor


"The History of the Halshaw Moor Chapel", written by Harold Barnes.


The church had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1808 and closed in 1958. The first sod for the church was cut on June 24 1808, and the foundation stone was laid on July 7 1808. Although unfinished, the church held its first service on Whitsunday 1809. In July 1908, the Church celebrated its centenary.

It was originally situated in Chapel St, & then expanded to the location on Market St.

The Independent churches were ones in which each congregation was autonomous, upholding the principles of independence. In the 19th century they became known as Congregational.

In 1972 the Congregational church joined with the English Presbyterian church to become the United Reformed Church.

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches themselves.

Church Records

Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

Copies of Original Registers



The church is located at OS grid reference SD7413305802 (Lat/Lon 53.548203,-2.391876). You can see this on maps provided by: