Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Rodsley Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Rodsley, Longford
Rodsley Wesleyan Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
Rodsley Lane,
Rodsley, Longford, 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 1823, but we understand it was closed after 1995, and the premises are now in secular use.

This chapel was recorded on the Religious Census of 1851 as built "about 1825". It had 130 free sittings, and 40 "other" sittings, which presumably means they were bought, or paid for. The return was by Charles Walker, Chapel Steward, with a counter signature by Charles Holmes.

It is recorded by Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986) as built in 1823, of brick with a hipped tile roof. The building has now been converted into a private house, which nevertheless maintains a "chapel like" appearance. The present building is rectangular, of two stories, and retains the hipped tile roof. The windows are round-arched, with a semi-circular glazing panel at the top, and two vertical lights below. There is a small entrance porch at the front, beside which is a larger three light window. Above this is a trapezoidal stone plaque - possibly the date stone of the original chapel.


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 SK2012140345. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 3 Feb 2013 at 12:05.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 21:28:16 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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