Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Demolished.

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Overseal Methodist Church (Demolished), Overseal
Overseal Methodist Church (Demolished),
Woodville Road,
Overseal, 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 in 1860, but we understand it was closed in 1993.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1932, Overseal's Primitive Methodist Chapel was rebuilt in 1895. It doesn't record when it was built originally, but an account of Protestant Nonconformity in Woodville, Netherseal and Overseal on the Leicestershire History website says a Primitive Methodist chapel was built in the village in 1860. Old Maps of 1883 show that its original site was at Gorsey Lees. It seems safe to assume the rebuilding coincided with its move to Woodville Road.

Its closure as "METHODIST CHURCH, Overseal" was recorded in The London Gazette of 28th September 1993 (p.15692) in a list of buildings which "are no longer used as places of Worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were registered"... Evidently it was quite a large building, as its site is now occupied by several townhouses. There are 3 townhouses facing the road, and the rest can be reached through an archway between the houses - quite unique.

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 SK3000115705. 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 25 Aug 2013 at 15:41.

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This Report was created 25 Jul 2017 - 04:25:49 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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