Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Pinxton
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Slade Lane (now Victoria Road),
Pinxton, 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 1849, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1932, Pinxton had 4 Methodist Chapels - a Primitive Methodist, a Wesleyan, and 2 United Free Methodist. This one is marked on OS Maps of 1880 1:2,500 as Primitive Methodist, apparently a square building set next to a terrace of houses. In later years, for example OS 1915-1918 1:2,500 it is marked as Free Methodist.

Although it is still marked with a '+' as a place of worship on my OS Street Map of 1995, today it appears to have been demolished. In the absence of local knowledge, it is impossible for me to be sure, but it seems probable a car park now occupies its site.

At the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/437/3/4/3), a Primitive Methodist place of worship was recorded in Pinxton, erected in 1849. It was said to be part of a Dwelling House, and "used by the Occupier except at the time of Worship". The usual number of attendees on the Sabbath were 12 in the afternoon, and 20 in the evening. The informant was Mary Silkstone, wife of Thos. Silkstone, the occupier. Thomas and Mary Silkstone are recorded on the 1841 Census for Pinxton, aged 45 and 40 respectively. He was a Coal Miner. He was born in the county, but she was not.


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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4575355425. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 6 Feb 2013 at 13:34.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 18:12:18 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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