Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Pinxton
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Wharf Road / 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 1842, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

This chapel was situated on the south east corner of the junction of Wharf Road and Victoria Road (formerly Wilson Street, and later (1939) Cutts Street). It was a long building, its position first noted on OS 1918 1:2,500, but by OS 1939 1,2:500 it is labelled as a "Club", and today it appears to have been demolished, and the car park of a factory building occupying the site.

The Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/437/3/4/14) records a place of worship named "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel" in Pinxton, erected in 1842, as a separate building with Sunday school, having seating for 20 and standing room for 120. The average congregation were expected to be 25 in the afternoons, and 56 in the evening; and for the Sunday school, 60 in the afternoon, and 25 in the evening. The informant was Jos. Evans.

This completes the collection of Methodist Chapels in Pinxton - a number which has varied over the years. At the time of White's Directory of 1857, the "Methodists" had two chapels, one in "Pinxton", and one in the "New Town"; but when Kelly's Directory of 1932 was published, there were four - a Primitive Methodist, a Wesleyan, and two United Methodist.


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 SK4596554941. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 6 Feb 2013 at 15:37.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 16:16:48 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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