Derbyshire Places of Worship

Methodist Chapel & Sunday School, Little Hucklow (104k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Mike Berrell
See more of Mike's photos on
The Churches of Britain and Ireland website.
Methodist Chapel & Sunday School, Little Hucklow
Methodist Chapel & Sunday School   [no longer registered]
Little Hucklow, 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 1826, but we understand it was closed after 1995, and the premises are now in secular use.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records Little Hucklow with Great Hucklow, and as a township, 2½ miles from Tideswell and 1 mile north-west from Great Hucklow. Its Primitive Methodist chapel was said to be built in 1826.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/12/14) for a "Sunday School Room" in Little Hucklow, with a religious denomination of "nil" describes a building erected in 1815 as an "entire Sunday School", "occasional[l]y used as a Place of Worship". The number of sittings was unspecified but they were "all Free. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 40 in the afternoon, and 30 Sunday Scholars, and the return was completed by Richard Chapman, who gave his "Official Character" as "Nil", and his address as "Little Hucklow, Near Tideswell, Derbyshire". He remarked that it was "open to Prodestants [sic] if they please to give us a Sermon under no Religious Denomination. It belongs to the Freeholders within the Township of Little Hucklow".

However, a few years later, White's Directory of 1857, under the heading for "Hucklow Little", recorded that the Primitive Methodists have [had] a small chapel [t]here. The plaque above the entrance of the building in the photograph has a date of 1854, and refers to a Sunday School, so perhaps the present building was erected on the foundations of the one described in the 1851 Census. The site, close to the Village Green, is nevertheless marked as a chapel on large-scale OS Maps; and with a '+' in 1995, when my Derbyshire Street Atlas was published. Even so, it is believed to have closed since then, and is now (at the time of the photograph, 2010) in secular use.

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive 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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK1636878597. 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 1 Feb 2015 at 12:32.

Search for other Places of Worship in Derbyshire

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site (churchdb.gukutils.org.uk) only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 22 Sep 2017 - 16:01:47 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.

URL of this page: http://churchdb.gukutils.org.uk/DBY714.php
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library