Derbyshire Places of Worship

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United Methodist Church (Demolished), Whittington (Old Whittington)
United Methodist Church (Demolished),
Albert Street / St John's Street,
Whittington (Old Whittington), 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 1875, but we understand it was closed after 1919.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 mentions there was a United Methodist Church at Old Whittington, built in 1875, to seat 130. This may be a reference to the former place of worship marked as "U.M. Church" on OS 1919 1:2,500, and located on the corner of Albert Road and St John's Road.

In common with the majority of other chapels in this area, it has now been now demolished, and its site now occupied by new housing. It is separated from the rest of Old Whittington by the A61 Chesterfield Bypass, but there must have been this separation ever since the coming of the railway, as the A61 apparently follows the line of the former Great Central railway line.

Note: Kelly's Directory also mentions a United Methodist Church at Whittington Moor. In the absence of other information I am assuming this was the former chapel on the corner of Duke Street and Sheffield Road, which was marked on OS 1876-1877 1:2,500 as "Free United Methodist".


Now or formerly United 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 SK3799073969. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 24 Jun 2012 at 09:11.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 17:00:40 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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