Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Carr Vale Methodist Church (Demolished), Carr Vale, Bolsover
Carr Vale Methodist Church (Demolished),
Charlesworth Street,
Carr Vale, Bolsover, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1915, but we understand it was closed before 1991.

On the face of it, the building at this location appears to have had a limited life as a Methodist Church. It is listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) with an address of Charlesworth Street in Carr Vale, and its first known appearance on Old Maps is in 1962, labelled as "Carr Vale Methodist Ch"; and of 1966-1967, labelled as "Meth. Ch".

However, this does not tell the whole story. The document An Historical and Architectural Study of Miners' Housing, on the Archaeology Data Service website reveals that it was built in 1915. The same document also records a Central Hall being built, also in Charlesworth Road, which became the local cinema.

There are no records listed for the Church in Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide, so perhaps it shared a minister with New Bolsover's Methodist Church, in Chapel Street, which closed in 1979.

Most probably Carr Vale's Church had been closed for several years by then. Although the 1972-1973 Maps series 1:10,000 still have it marked as "Ch", the more detail of 1970 1:2,500 shows the same plot occupied by a building marked as "Works", and Maps of 1991-1993 show it as empty. Today (2012) the entrance to the plot is 'guarded' by lions on its gateposts, and it appears to be a caravan park.


Now or formerly 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 was located at OS grid reference SK4636269890. 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 Carr Vale, Bolsover, 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 23 Nov 2014 at 15:09.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:43:52 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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