Derbyshire Places of Worship

Methodist Chapel, Great Longstone (33k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Janet Kirk
Methodist Chapel, Great Longstone
Methodist Chapel,
Station Road, DE45 1TS,
Great Longstone, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1843, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/1/7/11) for the "Wesleyan Chapel", in Great Longstone, describes a separate building, erected in 1844 with free sittings for 60, and 40 "other sittings", and used exclusively as a place of worship. There was no standing room. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 50 to evening service, with 10 Sunday Scholars. The return was completed by Moses Rayner, its Minister, who gave his address as "Bakewell, Derbyshire".

Rather late in the day, perhaps, the following notice in The London Gazette of 27th July 1948 (p.4262) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named METHODIST CHAPEL situated at Great Longstone in Bakewell registration district in the county of Derby was on the 19th July 1948, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will IV, c.85. Dated 21st July 1948.

According to Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide, records of baptisms (which begin in 1807) are to be found with those of Bakewell Wesleyan Methodist Circuit.

The following information about the Chapel 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] Yes, it looks like there's a bell tower at the back of the Chapel, but it's actually on the old school building built on to the rear.

This Wesleyan Chapel was opened in 1843. Its entrance was originally on the south side, facing us, but when the schoolroom was added, a new entrance was created at that end.

Reference
Non Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire. Published by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England 1986. ISBN 0 11 300007 3.[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 Chapel is located at OS grid reference SK1988871742. 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/Rosemary Lockie.

Last updated on 2 Jan 2015 at 14:10.

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