Derbyshire Places of Worship

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High Street Methodist Church (Demolished), Alfreton
High Street Methodist Church (Demolished),
High Street,
Alfreton, 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 1885, but we understand it was closed in 1893.

This building is labelled as Chapel on Maps from 1899 to 1916, and by 1937-1962 as "Methodist Church". It was situated on the south side of the High Street, opposite Bonsall Lane, on a site which is now occupied by a branch of the Yorkshire Bank.

Although not labelled on Maps as such, it is known to have been a Wesleyan Chapel, built as a replacement for an earlier one in Chapel Street, erected in 1809. This progression is detailed in an Archaeological Assessment Report for Alfreton, available on the Amber Valley Borough Council website. Their account describes the High Street originally as "an area of properties with narrow frontages sharing a common back boundary", provides the date of the Chapel's construction, and confirms that it was demolished in 1983 to make way for the Yorkshire Bank. Happily, however "the main leaded light windows and other features" have been preserved, and have been incorporated into the present Wesley Methodist Church building, erected at the junction of Nottingham Road and Ellesmere Avenue.

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 SK4098355756. 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 20 Dec 2013 at 07:52.

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This Report was created 24 Aug 2017 - 02:04:30 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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