Hamley Primitive Methodist chapel

But where on earth is Hamley?

By Christopher Hill

We are told in the Primitive Methodist magazine about the laying by Samuel Tillotson of a foundation stone for the extension of Hamley Primitive Methodist chapel. 

L.J. Abingdon laid the foundation stone and Mr. Scrivener was the architect. Edward Powell chaired a tea meeting for 300 people. 

The problem is that I cannot find a place called Hamley on current or historical Ordnance Survey maps. However we do know that Hamley chapel was in the Tunstall circuit in the Potteries, so it is likely that Hamley was in fact Hanley.  Does a chapel extension in 1860-61 fit with a Hanley chapel? 


Primitive Methodist magazine December 1860 page 743


This page was added by Christopher Hill on 13/02/2018.

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