Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Beighton Methodist Church, Beighton
Beighton Methodist Church,
Robin Lane, S20 1BB,
Beighton, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church does 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 1890, and we understand it is still open.

Beighton Methodist Church is a typical late 19th century building, with sides of four bays, and a three-bay front, with central doorway, on either side of which is a tall round-arched window. An unusual feature above the porch is a group of three similar, smaller windows, in a "venetian" arrangement; and an inscription set within an embossed triangle in the gable reads "Erected / A 1890 D / Primitive / Methodist Church".

In spite of the address of "Woodhouse Road" (which appears not to exist in Beighton in the present day), the following notice in The London Gazette of 5th May 1903 (p.2868) probably recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH, situated at Woodhouse-road, Beighton, in the civil parish of Beighton, in the county of Derby, in Chesterfield registration district, was, on the twenty-ninth April, 1903, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 30th April 1903.

As far as I can tell, the nearest to Woodhouse Road is Woodhouse Lane, which was labelled as "Robin Lane" on Old Maps of 1877-1892at a time when the present Robin Lane was unlabelled, so perhaps that is how the confusion arose. Certainly none of the Old Maps show it ever had a Chapel, whereas the building in Robin Lane is clearly marked, in 1898 as "Methodist Chapel (Primitive)", in 1923 as "Prim Meth Chapel", in 1938 "Meth Ch.", and in 1956 "Bethel Meth Ch".

"Bethel" celebrated its Centenary in 1990 with a musical evening and Flower Festival, a film of which is available in the Yorkshire Film Archive (Film Id: 4419). The interior of the church was decked with flowers for the occasion, which included recitals on organ and piano, and a singer.


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SK4367983741. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 Jul 2016 at 11:52.

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