Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Lower Pilsley Methodist Church (Demolished), Lower Pilsley, Clay Cross
Lower Pilsley Methodist Church (Demolished),
Rupert Street / Green Lane,
Lower Pilsley, Clay Cross, 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 before 1878, but we understand it was closed in 1971.

This former United Methodist Church was on the north east corner of the junction of Rupert Street and Green Lane, and had a Sunday School building adjacent. Both buildings have now been demolished, and a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses now stands on their site.

Its earliest noted appearance is on Old Maps of 1878, where it is recorded as "Methodist Chapel (New Connexion)". Maps after 1907, when the Methodist New Connexion, the United Methodist Free Churches and the Bible Christian Church united, will record it as United Methodist.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes a register of baptisms at "Rupert St MNC/UM Church" for the period 1869-1971 (recorded under "Pilsley"). It is curious there is no marriage register, as apparently it was registered for marriages, as recorded in the following notice which appeared in The London Gazette of 28th February 1913 (p.1572):

A separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, situated at Pilsley, in the civil parish of Pilsley, in the county of Derby, in Chesterfield registration district, was, on the 22nd February, 1913, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 24th February 1913.

Denomination

Now or formerly New Connexion/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 SK4198363193. 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 4 Aug 2013 at 13:05.

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This Report was created 26 Jul 2017 - 18:20:31 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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