Derbyshire Places of Worship

Tideswell Methodist Church, Tideswell (41k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
Tideswell Methodist Church, Tideswell
Tideswell Methodist Church,
Fountain Square, SK17 8PF,
Tideswell, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1888, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/21/28) for the "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel" in Tideswell describes a separate building erected in 1810 used exclusively as a place of worship by a Wesleyan Methodist congregation. It had free sittings for 70, and 85 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 40 in the morning, 60 in the evening and a Sunday School class in the afternoon attended by 80 Scholars. The return was completed by Thomas Bramwell, who described himself as "Local Preacher", of "Tideswell, Derbyshire".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 20th February 1891 (p.956) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Wesleyan Chapel, situate at Tideswell, in the parish of Tideswell, in the county of Derby, in the district of Bakewell, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 14th day of February, 1891, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 16th February 1891.

There is no mention of the Chapel in Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide; and it is not know (if any) what Circuit it belonged to. It does, nevertheless remain open, and as explained below, also welcomes the congregation of the former United Reformed Church, in Parke Road.

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[Image 1] White's Directory of 1857 mentions a Wesleyan Chapel built 1810, though this appears to have been superseded as Kelly's Directory of 1932 mentions the Wesleyan Chapel as built in 1889, with seating for 250. Both also mention a Primitive Methodist Chapel, with (in 1932) seating for 150.

In 2010, following the closure of the United Reformed Church in Parke Street, this is now dedicated as Tideswell Methodist and United Reformed Church.[1]


Now or formerly 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 Church is located at OS grid reference SK1510975579. 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 Tideswell, 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/Mike Berrell.

Information last updated on 6 Feb 2015 at 14:04.

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