Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Riddings
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Greenhill Lane,
Riddings, 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 1849, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

This chapel appears to have had a limited life after 1900, at least according to its last noted appearance, as "Methodist Chapel (Primitive) on OS 1900 1:2,500. Kelly's Directory of 1895 records a Primitive Methodist Chapel at "Newlands", but Newlands is some distance away, and there was another Methodist Chapel ('Zion', marked as "Free United") on the south side of South Street which was closer to what might be described as "Newlands", so it may not be that which Kelly refers to.

There is however a return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/5/1/12) for a congregation of "Origanal Methodists meeting in Greenhill Lane, Alfreton. Their meeting house was erected in 1849, and had free seating for 170, with no other sittings. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 42 in the afternoon, and 70 in the evening. The return was completed by John Armstrong, its Manager, of Greenhill Lane, Alfreton.

The Original Methodists, sometimes called "Selstonites" were a breakaway group from the Primitive Methodists, and did indeed only have a limited life. For more information, see The Original Methodists, Primitive Methodist Reformers on Making Biblical Scholarship Accessible Since 2001 website.

The location provided by the OS Grid Reference below is as near as I can provide to that indicated on Old Maps, as today a new road, and 20th century housing occupy the area.

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive 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 SK4242152593. 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 15 Feb 2013 at 11:46.

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This Report was created 5 Aug 2017 - 13:11:22 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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