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Hartshorne Methodist Church, Hartshorne
Hartshorne Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
Repton Road,
Hartshorne, 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 1904, but we understand it was closed in 2011, and the premises are now in secular use.

Hartshorne's former Methodist Church is a superb building. It is built of brick, with sandstone surrounds to the windows, and as decorative banding. There is a large "gothic" window at the front, above an embattled porch, with a double-arched entrance, and there is a sandstone plaque, indicating the date of its construction at the apex. The sides are of 5 bays, with pointed-arched windows separated by narrow buttresses.

Thanks to information on the Hartshorne Village website, we know that it was designed by Mr Clarke of Church Gresley, to replace an earlier Wesleyan Chapel on the opposite side of the road. The Rev. C. Holman, Circuit Minister, laid the foundation stone in 1904, and village children laid 120 bricks engraved with their names. The bricks are on the outside walls of the building at chest height - names mentioned are Blood, Bloor, James, Jacques, Shaw, Wilkins, Wilkinson, and most of them are still readable. The interior was at first lit by paraffin lamps.

Other bricks in the Chapel walls are engraved with the names of members of the congregation, who contributed towards its construction. These include the family of Holmes; Gillian Shaw; L. Smalley; and Mrs J. Webster.

The Hartshorne Village website account also records that it was sold in 2011 to be converted into private occupation.

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 SK3231321195. 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 23 Oct 2013 at 15:03.

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This Report was created 29 Oct 2017 - 10:52:00 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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