Derbyshire Places of Worship

Great Hucklow Methodist Church, Great Hucklow (29k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
Great Hucklow Methodist Church, Great Hucklow
Great Hucklow Methodist Church,
Great Hucklow, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Church had 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 1806, but we understand it was closed by 2004.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/11/13) for a "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel" in "Grt Hucklow" in the parish of Hope, describes a separate building erected in 1806, used exclusively as a place of worship. The space on the form for number of sittings was left blank, and the numbers of worshippers were given as 90, with 70 Sunday Scholars "on an average". The return was completed by George Chapman, who described himself as "Local preacher and Trustee", of "Great Hucklow, Derbyshire". Interestingly, this was better attendance than the nearby Unitarian Chapel, which had an average congregation of 20.

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

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building named Wesleyan Chapel, situated at Great Hucklow, in the civil parish of Great Hucklow, 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. Dated 10th April 1901.

Note: although the building is now closed, no corresponding notice of cancellation has been found. The date it closed can however be said to be by early 2004, when our photograph was taken, and it was known then to be in commercial use.

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] This Church was founded in 1806, but is now closed as a place of worship, and the building is used as offices for a local firm.[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 was located at OS grid reference SK1783077820. 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 Rosemary Lockie.

Last updated on 1 Feb 2015 at 11:12.

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