Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Morley Moor Methodist Church, Morley Moor
Morley Moor Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
Morley Almshouses Lane,
Morley Moor, 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 1845, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

As befitting the lane leading to this place of worship, the main residences are the Morley Almshouses, founded by Jacinth Sacheverell in 1656. In 1932 they were endowed with £5 each yearly, and allocated 3 to the township of Morley, and 3 to Smalley, The Chapel may have been built to serve them.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/2/5/15) for a place of worship at Morley Moor describes a separate building used exclusively for religious worship by a Wesleyan congregation. The were 80 free sittings, and 16 "others", with an average congregation of 20 to afternoon services, and 50 in the evenings. The return was completed by Jane Boden, a Leader at the Chapel. Her address was "Morley Hayes nr. Derby".

Denomination

Now or formerly 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 SK3869841268. 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 Sep 2013 at 12:54.

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This Report was created 17 Nov 2017 - 17:25:30 GMT 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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