Derbyshire Places of Worship

Wesleyan Reform Church, Curbar (50k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Janet Kirk
Wesleyan Reform Church, Curbar
Wesleyan Reform Church,
The Hillock,
Curbar, 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 1861, and we understand it is still open.

The lozenge-shaped plaque above the doorway in the porch has the single legend "1861". Thus this Wesleyan Reform Church was erected too late for its congregation to be recorded on the Religious Census of 1851. One hundred years later, it was registered for marriages to take place, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 5th December 1961 (p.8812) indicates:

A Building certified for worship named WESLEYAN REFORM CHAPEL, Curbar, in the registration district of Bakewell, in the county of Derby, was on 29th November 1961 registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949 as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 1st December 1961.

It was built the year after Calver's Primitive Methodist Chapel (now Calver Methodist Church).

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] The stone plaque above the doorway gives the date of the Church as 1861.[1]

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 SK2512674625. 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.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Janet Kirk.

Last updated on 5 Jan 2015 at 11:07.

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