"Tues. 25. — Had a pleasant ride in the morning to Rochdale. Here our friends have lately erected a large, elegant chapel, which is well furnished with a congregation. There is much good done, and a pleasing prospect of still more.
From,’Memoir of the Rev. Joseph Entwisle: Fifty-four Years a Wesleyan Minister,’ by W Entwistle, 1848. p134.
The new chapel mentioned was destroyed in the 1960s. For a picture of it see