Derbyshire Places of Worship

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High Cross Banks Methodist Church, Castle Gresley
High Cross Banks Methodist Church,
Mount Pleasant Road (opposite Chapel Street),
Castle Gresley, 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 before 1885, and we understand it is still open.

The first noted appearance of this former Primitive Methodist Chapel is on OS Maps of 1885-1888. It is a large three-bay building of red brick. The outer bays each have a pointed-arched doorway, approached by their own flight of steps. Above them are oblong windows of 3 lights. The centre bay has a similar three light window with curved top on the lower level. Above it is a "neo-gothic" pointed-arched window with 5 lights, which appears to contain stained glass. So there are possibly 2 floors, and a basement. There is a band of stone at the lower floor level, containing a series of dedication plaques, with inscriptions. Next door, on the left is what was probably a Sunday School.

It appears to be still open for worship in the present day, but it is not clear whether this is for Methodist worship, or whether it has been adopted by another denomination. In fact, the latter seems probable, since according to a document on The Local Government Boundary Commission website from Castle Gresley Parish Council (dated 11th January 2010), it was amalgamated with Station Street Methodist Church after its closure (about 1997), and both were integrated into one church building in Linton Heath.

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference SK2833317507. 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.
Last updated on 8 Aug 2013 at 09:58.

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This Report was created 8 Oct 2017 - 07:12:50 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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