Derbyshire Places of Worship

Victoria Avenue Methodist Church, Borrowash (1) (30k) Victoria Avenue Methodist Church, Borrowash (2) (34k) Above Photograph(s)
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Victoria Avenue Methodist Church, Borrowash
Victoria Avenue Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
Victoria Avenue, DE72 3HE,
Borrowash, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 before 1905, but we understand it was closed in 1949, and the premises are now in secular use.

The building at this location - the lower of the two photographs - is the successor of Borrowash's first Primitive Methodist Chapel (now the premises of Nationwide), directly opposite it on Victoria Avenue.

According to St John's Methodist Church, Allestree website, it was united with the former Wesleyan Chapel in Nottingham Road in 1949. This is confirmed by the official notice of its closure in The London Gazette of 29th September 1950 (p.4870):

NOTICE is hereby given that the Building formerly known as VICTORIA AVENUE METHODIST CHURCH situated at Borrowash, Ockbrook, in the Registration, District of Shardlow in the county of Derby which was duly registered for marriages pursuant to the Act 6 & 7 Will. IV, cap. 85 is now no longer used as a Place, of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so registered, and that the Registry thereof was therefore on the 21st day of September 1950 formally cancelled by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for England and Wales. Dated 25th September 1950.

Its original registration for solemnizing marriages was recorded in a similar notice published in the Gazette on 7th November 1905 (p.7445).

Since then, it has been in secular use, and it is now (2013) the home of Borrowash Library.


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.


This Church was located at OS grid reference SK4171934686. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 22 Sep 2013 at 15:32.

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