Derbyshire Places of Worship

Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Youlgreave (31k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Youlgreave
Mount Zion Methodist Chapel,
Holywell Lane / Brookleton,
Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1857, and we understand it is still open.

This building is listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) as "Zion Chapel", and registered by "Wesleyan Reformers", thus enabling to be distinguished from the other two Methodist Chapels in Youlgreave, one being Primitive Methodist, the other Wesleyan Methodist.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 22nd November 1881 (p.5740) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named the Mount Zion Wesleyan Reform Methodist Chapel, situate at Youlgreave, in the parish of Youlgreave, 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 27th day of October, 1881, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 31st October 1881.

Overall, the Registrar-General's list records 9 chapels in Derbyshire with "Zion" as part of their name. The others are at Openwood Gate (Belper), Crich (Whatstandwell), Glossop, Middleton by Wirksworth, Osmaston (Derby), South Normanton, Taddington and Thornhill. Likewise overall, there are 13 of the "Wesleyan Reform" persuasion.

The following information about the Chapel 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] This Chapel dates from 1857, and was built on a plot of land donated by William Pole Thornhill of Stanton Hall. A schoolroom was added in 1860, and it was further extended in 1886. It was further enlarged in 1913 when stained glass windows were also added, and to add even more to its credit it was the first chapel to be lit by electric light.

Reference
‘The Bugle’ - free newsletter for villages of Alport, Middleton and Youlgrave - Bugle 2000, pages 1-3 - www.thebugle.org.uk.[1]

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 is located at OS grid reference SK2100764205. 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.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Last updated on 10 Jan 2015 at 13:46.

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