Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Castle Gresley
Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Station Street,
Castle Gresley, 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 before 1885, but we understand it was closed about 1997.

This place of worship's first noted appearance is on OS Maps of 1885-1888, indicated as "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)". A Map of 1925 shows a Sunday School in its place, but nevertheless it seems to have been retained as a place of worship as its position is marked by a '+' on my OS Derbyshire Street Atlas of 1995.

The closure of the latter took place in 1989, as "METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL, Station Street, Church Gresley" was one of the buildings listed in The London Gazette of 16th February 1989 (p.2020) that "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified" ... dated 26th January 1989.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide mentions registers of baptisms for the period 1919-1997, and marriages 1909-1996, suggesting the Chapel stayed open after the Sunday School closed.

According to a document on The Local Government Boundary Commission website from Castle Gresley Parish Council (dated 11th January 2010), it amalgamated with High Cross Banks Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Road, after its closure, and both were integrated into one church building in Linton Heath. Meanwhile, the Station Street building has been demolished, and new housing now occupies its site.


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.


This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK2871817869. 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 8 Aug 2013 at 11:11.

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This Report was created 2 Mar 2018 - 19:24:10 GMT 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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