Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Hill Top Chapel (now Bolsover Assembly Rooms), Bolsover
Hill Top Chapel (now Bolsover Assembly Rooms)   [no longer registered]
Hill Top, S44 6NG,
Bolsover, Derbyshire.


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 1868, but we understand it was closed in 1897, and the premises are now in secular use.

Hill Top Wesleyan Chapel was opened in 1868, at the lower end of Hill Top, as a replacement for a former Wesleyan Chapel, dating from 1826. It was rebuilt in 1886, and shortly after it was registered for marriages, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 27th October 1891 (p.5596) indicates:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Wesleyan Chapel, situate at Bolsover, in the parish of Bolsover, in the county of Derby, in the district of Chesterfield, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 20th day of October, 1891, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 20th October 1891.

It was replaced by a new and larger building in 1897, further up the street. Thereafter, the registration for marriages passed to the new Chapel, whilst the old building served as Sunday School, attached to the new building. In the present day, however, it has become (according to the sign above the entrance at the side) "Bolsover Assembly Hall & Community Centre".


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 SK4734070588. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

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  • 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 on the website What Do They Know.
Information last updated on 22 Nov 2014 at 11:48.

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This Report was created 28 Sep 2018 - 01:47:04 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 23 Sep 2018 at 15:37.

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