Derbyshire Places of Worship

Old Chapel, Hartington (27k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
Old Chapel, Hartington
Old Chapel,
Hall Bank,
Hartington, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We don't know whether this Chapel 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 1809, but we understand it was closed after 1995.

The booklet Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986) records this building under "Hartington Town Quarter" - "rendered stone with ashlar dressings, slate roof" - and as dated 1809. In spite of this early date of foundation, I have been unable to locate a return for it to the 1851 Religious Census. Hartington's Parish Church also appears to have been omitted too, so not just the Chapel. Both should have been part of the return for Ashbourne district.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 26th February 1957 (p.1311) does however record its registration for marriages:

A Building certified for worship named METHODIST CHAPEL, Up Town, Hartington, in the registration district of Ashbourne, in the county of Derby, was on 20th February, 1957, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. [Otherwise Undated]

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes records of baptisms 1870-1895, with a note that baptisms from 1895 to c.1975 are to be found with Wetton and Longnor Circuit. This apparently included Longnor, Hartington, Wetton and Alstonefield Chapels.

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] The old Chapel, Hall Bank, Hartington dates from 1809. It was dedicated originally as Wesleyan Methodist, and - taking advantage of the sloping site - was combined with a schoolroom below. It was closed some time after 1995, and is now (2010) a private house.

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 was located at OS grid reference SK1294460344. 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 12 Jan 2015 at 15:38.

Search for other Places of Worship in Derbyshire

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site (churchdb.gukutils.org.uk) only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 22 Sep 2017 - 23:31:01 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

URL of this page: http://churchdb.gukutils.org.uk/DBY333.php
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library