Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Kniveton
Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel,
Chapel Lane,
Kniveton, 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 1840, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

This is one of the two Methodist Chapels which were built in Kniveton in the early 19th century. It is not visible via Google StreetView, but according to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986), it was built about 1840, and has a 3-bay front with cast iron window frames.

It is now a Grade II Listed Building - the British Listed Buildings website says it was built in 1832 (the same year as the present Methodist Church), and has a central doorway, with large windows on either side, which have "gothick metal glazing bars". It also mentions the walls are "raised at angles of west facade to form [a] parapet", which makes it quite intriguing...

It is mentioned in White's Directory of 1857, but not in Kelly's Directory of 1895; nor is it shown on the earliest Old Map available to me (1880), so possibly it had closed by then.

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 SK2084550148. 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 31 Jan 2013 at 11:08.

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This Report was created 22 Aug 2017 - 23:33:21 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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