Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Reformers Room/Free Methodist Chapel, Sandiacre
Wesleyan Reformers Room/Free Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
Town Street,
Sandiacre, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1851, but we understand it was closed in 1887, and the premises are now in secular use.

This former place of worship is labelled on Old Maps (1885-1900) as a "Chapel", with no stated denomination. I have assumed it was the former home of the congregation for whom the Central Methodist Church, in Station Street was built in 1887.

It is built of red brick, and in the present day, the front, facing the road, retains its central doorway, but the windows, which may have once existed on either side have been bricked up; and it appears to be in use now as a warehouse.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/444/4/7/21) for a "Wesleyan Reformers Room" describes a building which was used exclusively as a place of worship, with seating for 120. It was 21ft long by 16ft wide by 8ft high, and its average congregation was 60 to morning service, and 110 in the evenings. The return was completed by William Barker, its Steward, who lived in "Sandiacre, Derby". Seven years later, in 1857, the Wesleyan Reformers joined with the Wesleyan Methodist Association to become the United Methodist Free Churches; and as mentioned above, the congregation were to vacate these premises some 30 years later.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan Reform/Free 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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4795336601. 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 19 Sep 2013 at 14:28.

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This Report was created 7 Oct 2017 - 13:55:27 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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