Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Swadlincote Methodist Church, Swadlincote
Swadlincote Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
West Street / High Street, DE11 9DE,
Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Church had 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 1837, but we understand it was closed by 2017, and the premises are now in secular use.

There is a photograph showing Swadlincote Wesleyan Chapel on the Geograph website. Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986) provides the information that this chapel was built in 1837, but the front, with polygonal corners was added later. It was registered for marriages in 1875, as indicated by the following notice appearing in The London Gazette of 7th September 1875 (p.4413):

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, situate at High-street, Swadlincote, in the parish of Swadlincote, in the county of Derby, in the district of Burton-on-Trent, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 28th day of August, 1875, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. IV., cap. 85. Dated 31st August 1875.

Old Maps show its location by 1901, and possibly earlier. It is set at an oblique angle to the roadway leading from West Street to the Market Place, in an area which is now pedestrianised. There was quite a large Sunday School on the east side of the Chapel, bordering onto the Market Place. So far as it is possible to tell from above, part, at least of the Sunday School building may still exist.

The most recent information I have on the building is that it had become too expensive to maintain, and as "Swadlincote Methodist Church") it was put up for auction on 21st September 2017, together with its Church Hall, and burial ground, provisionally for commercial development. It has now been sold, and I understand its former congregation are now (2018) looking for a new home.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 SK2987019619. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Swadlincote, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 20 Dec 2018 at 13:13.

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This Report was created 9 Sep 2019 - 08:12:47 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 15:49.

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