Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished), South Normanton
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
High Street (east side),
South Normanton, 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 before 1880, but we understand it was closed in 1966.

This Chapel is shown as "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)" on Maps of 1880. Later Maps show there was a Sunday School adjacent. So far as I can tell from its position on Old Maps, the building the school was held in is still in existence, now an Undertakers, whilst the Chapel has been demolished.

Old Maps also show there was a public house, either behind, or adjacent to the Chapel, called the Miners' Arms. This too has been demolished.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide indicates records of baptisms for "Wesley Methodist Chapel (unofficial name), High Street" exist for the period 1897-1966, and marriages 1922-1965."High Street" is a short stretch of road between Market Street and Church Street. The Chapel was apparently rebuilt in 1887, approved for marriages in 1922, and closed in 1966. Its last days, in 2001 are recorded in the October 2011 archive of The Derbyshire Bottle and Postcard Club 1962, which also includes photographs of it in its prime, and closeups of its stained glass window. The Chapel was built of brick, with three narrow lancet windows at the centre front, and a doorway on the right. Above them was a rose window, and above the doorway, a short tower, topped with a small bell-turret - most unusual, and distinctive, and it seems sad that it is now lost.


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 SK4418856873. 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 South Normanton, 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 18 Sep 2013 at 14:06.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:05:20 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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