Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Park Methodist Church (Demolished), Church Gresley
Park Methodist Church (Demolished),
Market Street,
Church Gresley, 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 1883, but we understand it was closed in 1997.

The first available Old Map to record the location of this chapel is dated 1883. It shows a Primitive Methodist Chapel in Market Street, to the north of Regent Street, where "Andy's Fish Bar" is now. On later Maps it appears that it moved south of Regent Street, and by 1960, it was called "Park Methodist Church". In 1923 it had a Sunday School next to it, on the south east corner of the junction of Market Street with Regent Street - this building was shown as "Peoples Hall" on earlier Maps. According to Kelly's Directory of 1932, the latter was built in 1859.

The following notice appeared in The London Gazette of 15th June 1971 (p.6360) regarding its closure:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that PARK METHODIST CHURCH, Church Gresley in the registration district of Repton in the county of Derby is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 23rd February 1886 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 7th June 1971.

Apparently however it didn't close immediately, as Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide mentions a register of baptisms at "Park Methodist Chapel" for the period 1904-1997 (but not a marriage register).

The "Park" (which the Church would have overlooked) borders the east side of Market Street. It was originally part of Church Gresley Common, and is now known as the Maurice Lea Memorial Park. Over £2,000 was given for the purpose by H. Lea esq. to perpetuate the memory of his son, killed in the Great War.

The site of the Church, and Sunday School, is now occupied by a modern housing development.

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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK2979418494. 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 18 Aug 2013 at 13:03.

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This Report was created 8 Oct 2017 - 07:14:16 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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