Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Swanwick Methodist Church, Swanwick
Swanwick Methodist Church (link to Church's website)
Derby Road, DE55 1AB,
Swanwick, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church does 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 1824, and we understand it is still open.

There is an entry in Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide for "Derby Road Church" having a baptism register for the period 1860-1950.

The church appears to have been built in 2 parts. Both parts are built of brick, but the newer part has a white stucco front, and a cross above the entrance. The older part has a plaque at the apex in front, and sides of 3 bays. The whole can also be seen from the rear from the High Street, from where the newer part has the appearance of having been a schoolroom.

According to Swanwick Parish Council website, Methodists have been meeting for worship in Swanwick since the 1820s. There were once two Methodist chapels, one for Primitive Methodists, in Pentrich road, which is now closed, and this one, which was originally a Wesleyan chapel. According to White's Directory of 1857, it was first built in 1824, then taken down, and rebuilt in 1845, providing seating for "400 hearers".


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SK4033753444. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 13 Feb 2013 at 11:18.

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This Report was created 14 Jul 2018 - 01:48:45 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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