Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Cromford ('Via Gellia') Methodist Church, Cromford
Cromford ('Via Gellia') Methodist Church,
Water Lane (south side), DE4 3QJ,
Cromford, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

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 1901, and we understand it is still open.

Cromford Methodist Church (also known as Via Gellia Methodist Chapel) is now (as of 2010) the only one of several former Methodist chapels in Cromford still in use, for which see the History section of Cromford Village in Derbyshire website.

According to Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide, it opened in 1808, but was rebuilt in 1900. They have custody of its baptism register for the period 1868-1900, which was used for the whole of Matlock Bath Circuit 1868-1874, and the Matlock Circuit 1874-1900.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 12th April 1901 (p.2549) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a building named the Wesleyan Methodist Church, situated at Cromford, in the civil parish of Cromford, in the county of Derby, in the registration district of Bakewell, being a building certified according to law as a place of meeting for religious worship, was on the 9th day of April, 1901, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th. Wm. 4, c.85, being substituted for the Wesleyan Chapel, Cromford, now disused. Dated 10th April 1901.

The substitution referred to was probably for the registration of "Ebenezer, situated at Cromford, in the parish of Mattock" [sic], which was notified in the Gazette of 15th April 1845 (p.1145); and described in the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/2/7/20) as "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel", built in 1809. There is further information about it elsewhere in this database.

See also the Wesleyan Methodist Churches of Derwent Terrace & Scarthin Nick on Ann Andrews' excellent webpage of Matlock Churches and Chapels.

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 is located at OS grid reference SK2941856889. 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 24 Jan 2015 at 12:25.

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This Report was created 27 Jun 2017 - 11:18:46 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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