Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (now "The Old Chapel House"), Glossop
Primitive Methodist Chapel (now "The Old Chapel House")   [no longer registered]
Shrewsbury Street, SK13 7BX,
Glossop, Derbyshire.


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 1855, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This former Primitive Methodist Chapel is said to have been built in 1855, though the tablet above the entrance doorway has been obliterated. The Venetian window above the entrance is an attractive feature. Round-arched windows on either side were added around 1885-8, when the chapel was refitted.

The former information is provided by the booklet Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986); a further account of its history is available on a webpage provided by the Glossop Heritage Trust - Glossopdale Churches and Chapels. The latter explains that it was built to replace a Chapel in Greenvale, which was sold to Francis Sumner, the owner of the Wren Nest Cotton Mills as he wanted the land.

The Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/451/1/4/13) indicates the original building had free seating for 500, and 275 "other" sittings, whilst the detailed Town Plans of 1880/1881 showing its replacement indicate it had seats for 700, which is curious, to say the least! It did, however have a separate Sunday School, which was built behind the chapel in 1858.

In the present day, as The Old Chapel House", it has been converted to apartments.


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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK0307994183. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Useful Links

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 in relation to Local History and Places of Worship more generally.
  • 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 on the website What Do They Know.
Information last updated on 6 Nov 2014 at 09:43.

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This Report was created 1 Oct 2018 - 22:26:22 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Sep 2018 at 16:39.

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