Additional church details

This information is for SD523301, Bray St, Wesleyan Methodist, Ashton on Ribble.

When was the church founded?

The icon for founding date appears even if we have an approximate date that needs refining. The current value that we have is <1909.

This is not a question that is always easy to answer. What we want is the year in which useful events, e.g. baptisms, marriages and burials started, and this may be earlier than the oldest record that survives today. But we can put in useful values, as it is bound to be before the date of the oldest register. If the building was erected by this denomination then the date will be before that. Similarly if it is found on map or in a directory that is another way of extending the date backwards.

If they have moved locations then for this entry the date required is the year they moved to this location. A comment on the next screen as to why you have chosen a particular year would be useful.