Castlefield Congregational Chapel

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Coordinates: 53°28′27″N 2°15′09″W / 53.47421°N 2.25262°W / 53.47421; -2.25262

Castlefield Congregational Chapel.jpg
General information
Status Grade II listed
Architectural style Red-brick Victorian
Location Castlefield, Manchester, England.
Completed 1858 (1858)
Design and construction
Architect Edward Walters

Castlefield Congregational Chapel is a building located at 378 Deansgate, Manchester, England. The building originally opened as a Congregational chapel in 1858, and was designed by the local architect Edward Walters. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[1] It is located in Castlefield, an Urban Heritage Park.[2]

The building was converted to a sound recording studio in the 1980s and owned by Pete Waterman, best known for Stock Aitken Waterman. Rick Astley recorded Never Gonna Give You Up in the chapel.[3] Waterman sold the building in 2006 and it has since been converted to offices.[4][5]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Artingstalls Auctioneers, Manchester (1292311)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Manchester Firsts". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Killing Castlefield". Manchester Confidential. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  4. ^ "Waterman to sell his chapel of sound". Manchester Evening News. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Piece of pop history up for grabs as Castlefield Chapel goes on the market". Manchester Evening News. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 

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