Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Sandiacre
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel,
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 1827, but we understand it was closed in 1878.

This building, now incorporated into a Comet retail outlet, was the forerunner of the Town Street Methodist Church, described elsewhere in this database. It is a plain rectangular building having a three bay front, with two tiers of windows, and a doorway at the side which adjoins the Comet store.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/444/4/7/20) is of a "Wesleyan Chapel" in Sandiacre, erected "in the year 1827" as a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship. There were free sittings for 200, and 108 "other" sittings, and standing space in "the Isle". The estimated congregation on March 30th was 72 in the morning and 162 in the evening, with 150 and 162 Sunday Scholars respectively. The return was completed by John Smedley, "Steward and Trustee", who described himself as a Lace Manufacturer, living in "Sandiacre, Derby-shire".

The Chapel was built of brick, which has now been given a stucco finish. For more details, see the old postcard of Town Street, which shows both Methodist Chapels, and in the background, the spire of St Giles's Church - part of Claire (Lady Wilfrun)'s Flikr photostream.

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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4800136897. 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 20 Sep 2013 at 11:29.

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This Report was created 21 Aug 2017 - 09:12:53 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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