Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Nottingham Road Methodist Church, Ilkeston
Nottingham Road Methodist Church,
Nottingham Road / Little Hallam Lane, DE7 5BB,
Ilkeston, Derbyshire.


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 in 1875, and we understand it is still open.

According to Ilkeston and District Local History Society's webpage of Churches and Chapels, the first Methodist meetings in the Nottingham Road area began in 1875, to provide a place of worship for migrant families from Staffordshire, whose menfolk came to Ilkeston to work at Trowell Forge. Meetings began with the purchase of four cottages on the site of the present church, one of which was used for worship.

The first dedicated building was built in the gardens of the cottages, opening in 1884. A Sunday-school was erected at the same time, attached to the building. The date stone on the main building is unreadable from Google StreetView, but the plaque for the Sunday-school, facing Little Hallam Lane, reads: "Primitive Methodist / 1883 / Sunday School".

In 1897, two of the cottages, which fronted onto Nottingham Road were demolished to allow and extension to be added, and in 1959 a new church building was added next to the old building.

The old building appears to be still in use by the church, possibly as a church hall(?).


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 Church is located at OS grid reference SK4738640658. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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 for Ilkeston, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 10 Dec 2018 at 16:52.

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This Report was created 18 Oct 2020 - 08:04:46 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 15:49.

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