Moor Lane

Known to many Downley people previously by the local name ‘Bugs Alley’

Pre 1889
Downley Weslyan Church, first built in 1824 and extended by stages in 1838 and later in 1847/8. The Sunday School building adjacent to the tower was erected in 1861 as a Day School – the first school in Downley.

The Chapel, Tower and School Room of the Downley Weslyan Church. The plaque above the chapel reads ‘WESLEYAN Chapel 1824’.

Diamond Cottage, grocers and the first Post Office in Downley.

Looking west along Moor Lane to the junction with Plomer Green Lane with the rear of Moor Lane Cottage on the left. In 1939 Moor Lane Cottage was home of Mr Michael and Mrs Jessie Milone who ran it as a guest house.
During the morning service at Downley Methodist Church on Sunday, November 1st a fire broke out in a storage corridor adjacent to the schoolroom. It spread rapidly into the roof space and carried into the church roof, causing extensive damage.