Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Unstone Methodist Church, Unstone
Unstone Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
Crow Lane,
Unstone, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did 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 1847, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

Mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1895 as having 100 sittings, this former chapel is now closed and in private ownership. It seems likely its congregation would have joined with that of St Mary's Anglican Church a short distance down the road, as that is now a Local Ecumenical Partnership.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/448/5/2/5) is for "Crowlane Wesleyan Chappel", township of Unstone, parish of Dronfield, erected "in the year 1847". The space available for worship was 10 yards by 9, with free sittings for 50, and 70 "other" sittings. The "Free Space or Standing Room" was "occupied by Sunday Scholars". The return was completed by John Walker, its Steward, who lived at Unstone Mill. His estimate of the number of worshippers on March 30 was 45 in the morning, and 55 in the afternoon, with 50 and 56 Sunday Scholars respectively, which he remarked was "about the average congregation when the weather was favourable". There were no evening services, nor classes.

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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK3773777430. 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.
Last updated on 26 Dec 2014 at 14:27.

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