Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Winster
Wesleyan Reform Chapel   [no longer registered]
East Bank (west side),
Winster, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1851, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This little chapel is one of 3 in Winster originally. It is set in a terrace of houses, and has a datestone over the door which says "Wesleyan Reform 1852". Another sign, attached lower down, on the right of the building says "No Parking".

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/2/1/3) may indicate its foundations in a "cottage" meeting. It describes a Wesleyan Reformed congregation meeting in a "Domestic place of worship", which had "not 50" (presumably under 50) sittings, all of which were free, and no standing room. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 25 in the afternoon, and 26 in the evening. The return was completed by Robert Searle, Local Preacher, of "Matlock Bridge, Derbyshire". He was unable to provide an average number of attendants over the last 12 months because "it has not been in being 12 months"; though presumably as a means to cover all bases he added, in the remarks column, that the congregation was "30 per Month".

The Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide does not mention any registers, and no notices of its registration for marriages, nor its closure have been found in The London Gazette. It is, nevertheless, assumed to have now closed, but in the absence of these official sources, it is not known when.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan Reform.

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 SK2415260482. 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 13 Jan 2015 at 13:49.

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This Report was created 14 Jun 2017 - 00:45:03 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.

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