Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Pinxton Wharf Methodist Church (Demolished), Pinxton
Pinxton Wharf Methodist Church (Demolished),
Alexander Terrace,
Pinxton, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church 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 1876, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

This was one of two United Free Methodist Chapels in Pinxton in 1923. Old Maps, for instance OS 1880 1:2,500 show that it was situated near to Pinxton Wharf. It is still marked on my OS Street Map of 1995, but today it appears to have been demolished and its site occupied by new housing.

At the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/437/3/4/12), a Wesleyan Methodist place of worship was recorded in Pinxton (called "Pinxton Wharf Chapel"), erected "before 1830". It had seating for 33 and no standing room, but nevertheless, the estimated number attending "Divine Service" on Sunday March 30th 1851 was 65 in the afternoon, and 72 in the evening, so one wonders how they fitted in! Sunday school scholars were also mentioned, for which the numbers attending were 97 in the morning, 76 in the afternoon, and 37 in the evening. The informant was Thos. Reynolds, the Chapel's Manager. His postal address was "Pinxton Wharf, Alfreton". Perhaps this became Free Methodist.

The area surrounding Pinxton Wharf, was, according to White's Directory of 1857, termed the "New Town", and the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel there was recorded as one of two in the parish, the other one being at "Pinxton", by which one assumes they mean the Old Town, reflected in the HO 129/437/3/4/3 entry in the Religious Census of 1851.

The The Derbyshire Bottle and Postcard Club 1962 have a photograph commemorating the 120th anniversary of the Wharf Chapel, 1876-1996. It was a large and imposing building, built of red brick, with a three-bay front, having a central doorway, and two tiers of round-arched windows. According to their account, it was used for the wedding scene in the BBC's serialisation of D.H. Lawrence's book "Sons and Lovers" in 1981.

Denomination

Now or formerly Free/United 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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK4539454494. 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 6 Feb 2013 at 15:22.

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