A History of Brown Edge, a Staffordshire Moorlands Village

Historically Brown Edge was served by Endon (and before that Leek) and Norton Parishes depending on what side of the Saxon border you lived.

The first place of worship for Brown Edgers appears to be the Wesleyan Chapel in Sandy Lane. followed by Hugh Bourne’s own Primitive Methodist Chapel at Hill Top.  St Anne’s Church was built as a response to the Methodism and the growing population of Brown Edge

Wesleyan Methodist (1) Sandy Lane
Primitive Chapel Cottages 1832 Closed 1894
Wesleyan Methodist (2) Sandy Lane Open
St Anne’s C of E School Bank May 29 1844 Open
Harvey’s Mission Mission Cottages Broad Lane/Hough Hill 1900
Hill Top Chapel Jake’s Bank Chapel Lane 1880 Open
Free Mission Hill Top 1897 Closed  Mar 17 1963