Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Stony Houghton, Pleasley
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Green Lane / Water Lane,
Stony Houghton, Pleasley, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We don't know whether this Chapel had 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, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

An account of the History relating to the Verney Institute on the Pleasley Parish Council website records that in 1827 a Sunday School was erected in Stony Houghton by William Crookes, at a cost of £60. It was a plain stone building, and was also used as a place of worship by the Primitive Methodists. Its position (as a Primitive Methodist Chapel) is shown on Old Maps of 1876-1877 at the "triangle" formed by the junction of Water Lane with Green Lane; however on a similar Map of 1898 it is noted as "disused".

Interestingly, it was the only non-conformist place of worship in Pleasley parish recorded on the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/437/2/1/3). It was a separate building, named "Houghton Sunday School", erected in 1827 of which it was said that "it is used exclusively for a Sunday School and place of Worship". There were free sittings for 80, and the estimated congregation on the afternoon of March 30th was 54 worshippers and 22 Sunday Scholars. The return was completed by Frances Handley, its Steward, who gave his(?) address as "Houghton, via Mansfield, Nottinghamshire".

The Maps also show a place called "Houghton Bassett" further along Green Lane, to the north-west of the Chapel. This name now appears to have been "lost", but appears to have referred to the part of the township which was in Upper Langwith parish, mentioned by Kenneth Cameron in The Place-Names of Derbyshire (1959).

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 SK4943766470. 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 3 Dec 2013 at 09:04.

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