The Bourne, located on Main Street in Frodsham, came to life as Bourne Methodist Chapel and Schoolhouse when it was officially opened on Thursday, 11th July 1878. It is named after Hugh Bourne (1772- 1852), one of the founders of Primitive Methodism. It was constructed at a cost of £700 and proved a quality addition equal to the historic structures of Main Street. The Schoolhouse to the rear predates the chapel and was built between 1874 and 1876. The Chapel and linked Schoolhouse continued in use for over a century until the final service was held in Easter 1987, soon after which the buildings were converted for office use.
The previous owners had tried an failed to obtain planning for a residential conversion. The building sits in Frodsham’s conservation area and previous schemes proposed demolishing parts of the existing buildings to provide parking. The site is very narrow and there was no space to accommodate parking.