Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Martin's Methodist Church, Allenton, Derby
St Martin's Methodist Church,
Flint Street, DE24 9BH,
Allenton, Derby, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church 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 1930, and we understand it is still open.

The Derby Methodist History website tells us that a Methodist congregation began meeting in Allenton in a room in Upper Moor Road, next to the Crown Inn. Possibly this was the Mission Room shown on Old Maps of 1900 and 1914 in exactly that location, which so far I've been unable to attribute with any degree of certainty to any particular denomination.

At any rate, it appears to have been prestigious enough to be registered for marriages, as The London Gazette of 7th February 1930 (p.835) recorded its cancellation:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Place of Meeting for religious worship, described as WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL, situated at Upper Moor-road, Allenton, in the civil parish of Alvaston and Boulton, in the registration district of Shardlow, in the county of Derby, which was duly certified for worship on the 16th day of January, 1897, has wholly ceased to be used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so certified, and that the Registrar General has caused the record of the certification thereof to be cancelled, pursuant to the Act 18 & 19 Vic., c.81, from the 5th day of February, 1930. Dated 5th February 1930.

Their first permanent building was erected in Flint Street that year, but I have been unable to find a follow-up registration for the new premises. Perhaps this is because it was never registered, and certainly, Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide does not mention marriage records for St Martins Methodist - only for baptisms, 1896-1973.

1973 was in fact an important year in the Church's history. Its congregation had been joined in 1967 by that of London Road (Osmaston) Methodist, when it closed; and later, in 1972 by that of Davenport Road Methodist, after its closure. The larger congregation allowed a new Church to be built the following year, after which the 1930s building became the Church Hall.

Denomination

Now or formerly 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 is located at OS grid reference SK3687132622. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Allenton, Derby, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 8 Dec 2018 at 13:47.

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This Report was created 4 Mar 2019 - 04:57:05 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 15:49.

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