Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Reform ("Ebenener") Chapel, Elton
Wesleyan Reform ("Ebenener") Chapel   [no longer registered]
off Main Street, DE4 2BW,
Elton, Derbyshire.


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 1852, but we understand it was closed by 1994, and the premises are now in secular use.

Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986) describes this building as an "'Ebenezer Chapel', built 1852, altered and porch added 1921. Entrance gates with stone piers and ball finials" - making it sound exceedingly attractive. However I have not been able to see this building for myself via Google Street View.

No notice of its registration for marriages has been found, but the following notice in The London Gazette of 27th June 1994 (p.9228) recorded its closure:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that WESLEYAN REFORM CHAPEL, Elton, in the registration district of Bakewell in the Non-Metropolitan County of Derbyshire and ... [a building in Leicestershire] have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified in accordance with the Places of Religious Worship Certifying Act 1852, or Places of Worship Registration Act 1855, has cancelled the record of their certifications. Dated 21st June 1994.

The only information I have on its subsequent history is an advertisement offering it for sale added to the Rightmove website on 7 July 2014. A photograph accompanying the advert shows a porch with a tympanum above the entrance, with an inscription: "Ebenezer / Chapel / 1852-1921", surrounded by a band of stonework with the lettering "Wesleyan Reform" - most unusual.


Now or formerly Wesleyan Reform.

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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK2223860916. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

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  • 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 on the website What Do They Know.
Information last updated on 15 Jan 2015 at 13:49.

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This Report was created 30 Sep 2018 - 17:02:05 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 23 Sep 2018 at 15:37.

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