Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Old Wesleyan Chapel, Hartshorne
Old Wesleyan Chapel   [no longer registered]
Repton Road,
Hartshorne, 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 1794, but we understand it was closed in 1904, and the premises are now in secular use.

There are two returns to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/414/2/9/18 and HO 129/414/2/9/19) for a place of worship in Hartshorne with a Wesleyan Methodist Congregation. Both were for separate buildings, used exclusively as places of worship. The first, described as "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel", erected in 1794, had free seating for 115 and 35 "other" sittings; and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 40 to afternoon service, and 100 in the evening - no Sunday Scholars. The return was completed by John Hague, its Minister, who lived at Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire.

The second return described a place of worship which was erected "before 1800", with free seating for 102, and 42 "other" sittings. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 16 to afternoon service, and 74 in the evening, and the return was completed by Abram Young, the Chapel Steward, who lived in Hartshorne.

Old Maps show only one Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in the village, so it is possible one of these returns relates to a Chapel in one of the outlying Hamlets of Hartshorne. Another possibility is that both the Chapel's Minister, and its Steward filled in a return for the same Chapel - in the absence of further information, I am unable to say which was the case.

What is certain, however, is that a Wesleyan Chapel building did exist in Hartshorne, built, according to White's Directory of 1857, "about 60 years ago" (ie before 1797). It was situated in Repton Road, opposite where its replacement - "Hartshorne Methodist Church" - was built in 1904, for which there is a separate entry in this database. Afterwards it was converted into a private house.

More information, including a photograph, is available on the Hartshorne Village website.

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 SK3235521213. 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 24 Oct 2013 at 13:08.

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This Report was created 19 Nov 2017 - 18:36:45 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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