Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Bath Street Wesleyan Chapel (Demolished), Ilkeston
Bath Street Wesleyan Chapel (Demolished),
Bath Street,
Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1873, but we understand it was closed in 1973.

According to Ilkeston and District Local History Society's webpage of Churches and Chapels, this former Wesleyan Chapel was built in 1873 by Frederick Shaw, on the site of the former 'Fletcher's Factory'. Like the Primitive Methodist Chapel nearby, the cost of building seems to have been high - £2,500, but the above website has a photograph showing it with a steeple, so it was clearly a more prestigious building.

It was demolished in 1973, as was the Primitive Methodist chapel, and their congregations joined to meet at the newly built St Andrew's Methodist Church, which now occupies the site of the former Primitive Methodist. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel site is now occupied by a Wilkinson store, but its position is shown on Old Maps, for example OS Town Plans 1:500 of 1881, where it is shown as having seating for 350, which is fewer seats than the Primitive Methodist Chapel, which seated 750, but it appears to have been set in larger grounds. However there is no evidence on the map that it had a burial ground.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4645042013. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 9 Jul 2011 at 11:45.

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This Report was created 26 Jul 2017 - 21:38:04 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

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