Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Centenary Church (Demolished), Creswell, Elmton
Primitive Methodist Centenary Church (Demolished),
Elmton Road / Dover Road,
Creswell, Elmton, 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 1908, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

Kelly's Directory of 1912 records 3 Methodist Chapels in Creswell - a Wesleyan Methodist, erected in 1904, a Primitive Methodist, erected in 1908, and a United Methodist, which from another source is known to have been erected in 1896/7.

The Primitive Methodist Chapel (for reasons as yet unknown) was known as a Centenary Church. Old Maps show that it stood on the north-east corner of the junction of Elmton Road and Dover Road, a site now occupied (as of Google StreetView 2009) by Creswell Library and Information Centre. Kelly notes that the cost of building was partly subscribed by the Bolsover Colliery Co. Limited, and it had seating for 280.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 2nd March 1920 (p.2523) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religions worship, named PRIMITIVE METHODIST CENTENARY CHURCH, situated at Elmton-road, Creswell, in the civil parish of Elmton, in the county of Derby, in Worksop registration district, was, on the twenty-fourth of February, 1920, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 26th February 1920.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes records of marriages for the period 1959-1966, with a note that it closed in 1966. A comparable notice, cancelling the registration of "METHODIST CENTENARY CHURCH, Elmton Road, Creswell, Elmton" was published in the Gazette of 18th August 1966 (p.9138).

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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK5248374345. 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 7 Dec 2014 at 13:11.

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This Report was created 26 Jul 2017 - 01:17:22 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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