Primitive Methodist Church (Former) - Ardwick

With signs announcing the New Gaelic Bar and the New 32 Club it may not be completely obvious that these two buildings in Higher Ardwick are actually remnants of a very large Methodist Church.  As you can see on the map below, the Higher Ardwick Primitive Methodist Church once occupied the corner of Higher Ardwick and Park Street in what is today a parking lot.

All references to the church suggest that it was an impressive building and you can see on the aerial image below that it had a tall spire that was casting a shadow on the day the RAF flew over.

What is left are the buildings that contained the Sunday School and the minister's house.  William Dawes won the competition to design the church, school and house.  It was completed in 1878.  The Pevsner Guide describes what is left as, "A picturesque assemblage of elements in sandstone rubble: Gothic detailing.  Two-storey ploygonal hall with a tall pointed roof."  Dwindling congregation numbers resulted in the church's closure in 1964 and it was subsequently demolished.

The school building appears to have been used for the Gaelic Bar.

The former minister's house appears to be a residence.