Building Name

St John’s Wesleyan Church, Market Street, Hindley

1898 - 1901
Market Street
Hindley, Wigan
GMCA, England
New build
Grade II

Designed by William Angelo Waddington, this large church superseded an older one on Frederick Street in the town, and was opened on 19 June 1901. It is constructed of pale coursed stone with red sandstone dressings and a tall octagonal steeple. It is a Grade II listed building and the citation states that it “provides the only major architectural accent in the central part of Hindley and includes design elements of considerable originality.” Unfortunately, it also gives an incorrect date of 1890-1 and William Waddington and Son as the architects. A report of the opening ceremony in the Leigh Chronicle and Weekly District Advertiser of 21 June 1901 gives the correct information. [RF]

Reference    Manchester Guardian 6 August 1898 (Contracts)
Reference    Leigh Chronicle and Weekly District Advertiser 21 June 1901
Reference    Historic England List Entry Number: 1084312
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