Derbyshire Places of Worship

Rowsley Methodist Church, Rowsley (32k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
Rowsley Methodist Church, Rowsley
Rowsley Methodist Church,
Chatsworth Road, DE4 2EJ,
Rowsley, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Church has (or 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 1910, and we understand it is still open.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 23rd November 1915 (p.11668) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH, situated at Chatsworth-road, Rowsley, in the civil parish of Rowsley, in the county of Derby, in Bakewell registration district, was, on the 13th day of November, 1915, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 18th November 1915.

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] The Methodist Church can be readily seen is on east (right) side of the main road (B6012) coming from Chatsworth Park towards Rowsley.

‘Primitive Methodist Church’ is etched in stone in the arch above the doorway to the left, and there is a datestone of 1910 over the doorway nearest us. Curiously however, there is no mention of the church in Kelly's Directory of 1932.[1]

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive 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 is located at OS grid reference SK2605166384. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)

Resources

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 Rowsley, 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.

Acknowledgements

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 1 Jan 2015 at 14:55.

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This Report was created 24 Mar 2019 - 06:31:35 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 15:49.

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