Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished?), Holloway (Dethick)
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished?),
Church Street,
Holloway (Dethick), 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 1838, but we understand it was closed in 1965.

The chapel at this location is shown on Old Maps, for instance OS 1880 1:2,500, as "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)"; however there is no mention of it in Kelly's Directory of 1932, which does list two other Methodist Chapels for Holloway - a United Methodist (John Smedley's Chapel), built 1852, and a Primitive Methodist Chapel (shown on Old Maps as situated in Chapel Lane), built 1883.

Fortunately however it is recorded elsewhere. White's Directory of 1857, recording it with Lea, describes it as a "beautiful structure"; whilst Kelly's Directory of 1895 lists "a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, erected in 1838-9, by the late Joseph Wass esq. at a cost of £1,000, and seating 250 persons". Evidently, the Wass family were of some importance in the area, as Mrs Wass also funded a mortuary chapel for the Lea Cemetery, laid out in 1872.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide records that a "Mount Zion" chapel was amalgamated with "Trinity Methodist Church" in 1965. Trinity Methodist Church has been identified as the former United Methodist Chapel, now Holloway Methodist Church, but it is not known which of the two others in this area were known as "Mount Zion". It does however seem probable that both congregations would have joined with "Trinity Methodist", possibly giving rise to the combined congregation adopting the name "Trinity".


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 SK3223457184. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 26 Jan 2012 at 14:38.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 16:58:19 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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