Derbyshire Places of Worship

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


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.

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]


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.


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:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Hartington, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Information last updated on 12 Jan 2015 at 15:38.

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