Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Sheffield Road Methodist Church (Demolished), Whittington Moor
Sheffield Road Methodist Church (Demolished),
Sheffield Road,
Whittington Moor, 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 before 1876, but we understand it was closed in 1982.

A Chapel at, or near to this location was first noted on OS 1876-1877 1:2,500. In early days it was labelled simply as "Chap.", but by OS 1919 1:2.500 a Sunday-school is shown attached to the rear, so it was obviously by then of some importance. It was subsequently known as "Sheffield Road Methodist Church", and is marked as such on OS 1965 1:2,500.

The Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide says that in 1941, its congregation was joined by that of the Ebenezer Chapel in Station Street when the latter was closed.

It was almost opposite the old Scarsdale Road, which ran between Sheffield Road and the north end of Avenue Road; but the area it stood in, and the old Scarsdale Road, have now been cleared.

The above Guide (under "Whittington Moor") includes records of baptisms 1950-69, and marriages 1939-1980, and a closure date of 1982. It seems likely when it closed, its place was taken by the new Whittington Moor Methodist Church, just across the Dunston Road, to the north-west of the former site.


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 was located at OS grid reference SK3815673832. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 24 Jun 2012 at 09:07.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 11:53:57 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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