Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Granville Estate Methodist Church (Demolished), Woodville
Granville Estate Methodist Church (Demolished),
Frederick Street,
Woodville, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1901, but we understand it was closed in 1989.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes records of baptisms at Granville Estate Methodist Church for the period 1940-1966, and of marriages 1904-1965.

I wonder if the starting date of one of those is a mistake, as it seems unusual to have a record of marriages taking place which predates baptisms. The year of its solemnization for marriages is correct, as the date was recorded in the The London Gazette of 16th August 1904 (p.5303) as 9th August 1904.

Old Maps between 1901 and 1975 show the location of the Chapel, a long, narrow rectangular building, close to the south west corner of the junction of Frederick Street with Bernard Street. The corner plot from 1923 was occupied by a Sunday School. Their joint site is now (2013) occupied by modern housing.

It is not known how old "Granville Estate" is, but there is an old house with a plaque which says "Albion Cottage / 1879" on the opposite side of the road to the Chapel site. Nearby were two Pottery Works, the nearest being "Bretby Art Pottery", so it the houses may have been built for their employees.

The closure of the Church probably took place in 1989, as a "METHODIST CHAPEL, Woodville" was one of the buildings listed in The London Gazette of 16th February 1989 (p.2020) that "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified"... Dated 26th January 1989. The other Methodist Chapel, in Chapel Street, was by 1975 recorded as a "Chapel of Rest", so no longer a Methodist Church.


Now or formerly 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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK3105319237. 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 Woodville, 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 17 Aug 2013 at 14:59.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:48:38 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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