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Gladstone Street Methodist Chapel, Langley Mill, Heanor
Gladstone Street Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
Cromford Road / Gladstone Street,
Langley Mill, Heanor, 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 before 1900, but we understand it was closed in 1974, and the premises are now in secular use.

A Primitive Methodist Chapel in Cromford Road is first shown on Maps of 1881, situated between Bridge Street and Dean Street. By 1900 it had moved further north, to the south-west side of the junction of Cromford Road and Gladstone Street. Fortunately, this building still survives in the present day, now in commercial use. It is of red brick, with sides of 5 bays, with pointed-arched windows, and a three bay front, with a wide central porch, above which is a venetian-style window with pointed arches. Above this, and over the side windows are circular windows filled with plain glass - overall, an imposing building. There appears to be dedication stones set into the brickwork of the porch, just above ground level, but it has not been possible to read their inscriptions.

It was registered for marriages, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 14th July 1953 (p.3884) indicates:

A Building certified for worship named METHODIST CHURCH, Cromford Road, Langley Mill, Heanor, in the registration district of Ilkeston, in the county of Derby, was on 4th July, 1953, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. Dated 8th July 1953.

A corresponding notice, dated 13th June 1974, and published on 14th October 1974 (p.8951) indicated its closure.

At the time of Kelly's Directory of 1932, Langley Mill had 3 Methodist Chapels, Primitive Methodist, United Methodist, and Wesleyan, this is the only one of their buildings to survive to the present day.

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive 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 SK4518247456. 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 4 Nov 2013 at 15:36.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2017 - 02:50:17 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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