Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Dronfield
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Snape Hill / Sheffield Road,
Dronfield, 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 by 1877, but we understand it was closed by 1942.

The location of this Chapel is shown on Old Maps of 1899, 1919 and 1938, close to the junction of what is now Sheffield Road and Snape Hill Lane. It was described in 1899 as Wesleyan Methodist, and according to Kelly's Directory of 1932, it was built in 1879, with seating for 150.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 20th October 1942 (p.4559), recording the cancellation of its registration for marriages, suggests a date of foundation at least two years earlier (the original notice of registration has not been found):

NOTICE is hereby given that the Place of Meeting for religious worship described as WESLEY METHODIST CHAPEL situated at Dronfield in the civil parish of Dronfield in the registration district of Chesterfield in the county of Derby which was duly certified for worship on the 3rd day of July, 1877, has wholly ceased to be used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so certified, and that the Registrar-General has caused the record of the certification thereof to be cancelled pursuant to the Act 18 & 19 Vict., c.81 from the 17th day of October 1942. Dated 17th October 1942.

Some seven years later, in 1949, according to the website of The Holy Spirit Church in Dronfield, "a disused Methodist chapel on Snape Hill was given to Dronfield Catholics by George Lunt of Woodseats". This take-over is evident on Old Maps of 1958-1959, as a building with the same footprint is labelled as "The Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit (R.C)". This was superseded by a new, dedicated Catholic Church erected in Stonelow Road in 1967; and in due course, the old Wesleyan Chapel was demolished, its site being laid down to lawn.

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 SK3532378575. 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 15 Dec 2014 at 16:38.

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This Report was created 27 Apr 2017 - 17:56:40 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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