Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesley Methodist Church (Demolished), Somercotes
Wesley Methodist Church (Demolished),
Nottingham Road / Mill Street (formerly Mill Yard),
Somercotes, 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 1957.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 provides the information that Somercotes Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in 1860. Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide records it as "Wesley Methodist Church" (they say) built 1870, and approved for marriages for the period 1947-1957. There is no baptism register, but they hold a marriage register for 1947-1954.

The following notice appeared in The London Gazette of 19th February 1957 (p.1150):

The Registrar General, being satisfied that WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH, Nottingham Road, Somercotes, Alfreton, in the registration district of Belper, in the county of Derby, is no longer available for the solemnisation of marriages by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 5th September, 1946, registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1949, has cancelled the registration. The building remains certified as a place of worship. Dated 14th February 1957.

Its closure was recorded later that year in the Gazette of 9th April 1957 (p.4106) as one of the buildings which "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified"... Its original certification was dated 18th October 1880, so perhaps the original chapel of 1860 was rebuilt that year.

In the present day, it has been demolished, and its site occupied by a newly-built Funeral Directors. It had been a Car Salesroom for some years before that. [Other Source: Janet & Peter Kirk]

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 SK4231653960. 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 Oct 2013 at 12:16.

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