Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Former Free United Methodist Chapel, Stapenhill
Former Free United Methodist Chapel,
Main Street,
Stapenhill, 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

We don't know when this Place of Worship was founded, but we understand it was closed in 1971.

Wesleyan Methodist Reform meetings began in Stapenhill in 1851, and in 1855 a United Methodist Free chapel was opened in Pickering Street. It was replaced in 1868 by a chapel on the east side of Hill Street, directly opposite Pickering Street. This building is shown on Old Maps - for instance OS 1901 1:2,500 - labelled as as "Meth Chap. (Free United)".

A new chapel was opened in Main Street in 1907, after which the Hill Street building was retained for some time as a Sunday-school, but it has since been demolished.

The Main Street chapel "is built of polychrome brick in an Art Nouveau style and has a projecting narthex below a large traceried west window". The last services were held there in 1971, and in 1972 it became the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. [Source: The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Stafford, Volume 9: Burton-upon-Trent (2003), pp. 219-220 (Stapenhill: Protestant Nonconformity)]


Now or formerly Free/United 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 SK2552821690. 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 30 Dec 2014 at 19:17.

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This Report was created 12 Jul 2018 - 05:46:14 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.

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