Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Lecture Room (Demolished), Alfreton
Lecture Room (Demolished),
Red Lion Yard,
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 1851, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/5/1/7) provides information of a Lecture Room in "Redlion Yard", Alfreton, with a congregation of Wesleyan Reform, which was erected in February 1851 as a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship. There were free seats for between 240 and 300, and 60 "other" sittings, and no standing room. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 100 in the afternoon and 158 in the evening, with 59 Sunday Scholars, whereas the average congregation for the last month had been 800 attending services, and 290 Sunday Scholars. The return was completed by Joshua Birley, its Steward, who gave his address as "Gardener Alfreton, Derbyshire".

The Red Lion Pub is shown on Old Maps of 1953-1962 at 4 High Street. The building, if it is the original, is now retail premises.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan Reform.

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 SK4095055747. 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 21 Dec 2013 at 10:45.

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This Report was created 29 Oct 2017 - 13:46:55 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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