Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Newton, Blackwell, Alfreton
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Town Lane,
Newton, Blackwell, Alfreton, 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 before 1800, but we understand it was closed before 1899.

A Primitive Methodist Chapel can be seen at this location on Old Maps of 1887-1889. Possibly it was a forerunner of the "school chapel" recorded in Kelly's Directories of 1891-1932, though the school is not marked on the Maps. Curiously, however, a Grave Yard is marked adjacent to it, which is quite unusual. It is assumed the school-chapel closed prior to a new Chapel being built in Newton's Main Street, for which see the separate entry elsewhere in this database; but is is not clear what happened to the graveyard. Did it belong to the school-chapel, or did it have a separate existence?

Perhaps this was the building recorded in the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/437/3/2/8) for a Primitive Methodist Chapel, which was built before 1800, exclusively as a place of worship and Sunday School. There were 125 free seats and 25 "other" sittings, with free space or standing room "only the isle". The average number of worshippers was 60 to afternoon service, and 110 in the evenings with 30 and 15 Sunday Scholars respectively. The return was completed by Samuel Wilson, the Chapel Steward, who lived in "Newton, Derbyshire".


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 SK4437459181. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 12 Aug 2013 at 12:28.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 17:44:19 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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