Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Spondon
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Chapel Street / Chapel Lane,
Spondon, Derbyshire.


This Chapel had 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 1877, but we understand it was closed in 1934.

Today's Spondon Methodist Church website records that congregations from two existing Methodist Chapels were united when it opened in 1934. Kelly's Directory of 1912 records a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, built in 1877, a Primitive Methodist Sunday school, and a Church Army mission room; and a building at this location is marked as "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)" on OS 1901 1:2.500. OS 1914 1:2,500 marks it on the opposite side of Chapel Lane, so the church apparently moved premises - either way, this must have been one of the chapels which closed when the new church was opened.

It also appears to have had an associated Grave Yard, a block to the west, adjacent to "The Old School". The school building is now the home of the Derby School of Bridge, and to all appearances, the graveyard has been cleared, and the area converted into a public park. The original chapel building was either demolished, or its structure incorporated into 20th century housing, which occupies the area, whilst the later building has possibly been incorporated into a recently built Kingdom Hall, since the rear of its building looks older, and has a round-arched chapel-like window in its side.

Of course the other possibility is that the first Map was misleadingly labelled, and there was only ever one building, as it does seem a little unusual; however without further knowledge, it's impossible for me to tell whether this was the case or not.


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 SK3999936211. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Spondon, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 11 Feb 2013 at 09:26.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:59:31 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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