Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Greenhill (Central) Methodist ('Marrowbones Chapel'), Derby
Greenhill (Central) Methodist ('Marrowbones Chapel')   [no longer registered]
Green Hill (St Peter's Churchyard),
Derby, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1821, but we understand it was closed in 1989, and the premises are now in secular use.

Listed in Derby City Council's Traffic Street / Siddalls Road, Derby Archaeological Assessment, where it is described as: "Marrowbones Chapel, St Peter's Churchyard. Built in 1816 for the Independents, but sold to the Wesleyan Methodists in 1821. Rebuilt in 1868-71 by Giles and Brookhouse, and again in 1893 by John Willis. Closed in 1989". NGR: SK 35233 35989.

It was nicknamed 'Marrowbones', according to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986), after three butchers who were principally concerned with its erection, apparently as a speculative venture. It was sold to the Wesleyans after a failure of the original congregation. Walls are of brick, "with late 19th-century rendered and pedimented front and round-arched windows above an altered porch".

It appears now (2010) to be commercial premises.

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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK3523335989. 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 5 Dec 2010 at 11:32.

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This Report was created 1 May 2017 - 00:56:19 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Aug 2016 at 10:57.

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