Derbyshire Places of Worship

Wesleyan Chapel, Riddings (31k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Janet Kirk
Wesleyan Chapel, Riddings
Wesleyan Chapel   [no longer registered]
Spring Road,
Riddings, 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 1838, but we understand it was closed after 1995, and the premises are now in secular use.

Described by Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986) as "brick and slate, three-bay front with open pediment and large panel inscribed in raised characters 'Wesleyan / A.D. 1838'".

Attached to the Chapel on its right is an old cottage of two storeys but which is dwarfed by the Chapel. Its appearance suggests it predates the chapel, and as this is old quarter of Riddings (or slightly on the periphery), there may have been other cottages occupying the space where the Chapel is now, and perhaps meetings may have taken place there before the Chapel was built.

It is still marked with a '+' on my OS Street Atlas of 1995, but today it is understood to be in secular use. [Sources: Rosemary Lockie, Janet Kirk]

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] Wesleyan Methodist Church, Riddings was built in 1838; however the church is no longer used for worship, and is being used currently as business premises.[1]

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4314552603. 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 Janet Kirk.

Last updated on 12 Mar 2011 at 00:00.

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