Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wilmot Road Chapel, Church Gresley
Wilmot Road Chapel   [no longer registered]
Wilmot Road,
Church Gresley, 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 1883, but we understand it was closed in 1991, and the premises are now in secular use.

This Chapel appears on early Old Maps labelled as "Primitive Methodist", but later Maps show it as "Baptist".

In addition, Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide mentions a register of marriages at "Wilmot Road Baptist Chapel" for the period 1969-1976. Yet Old Maps do not show both a Methodist Chapel, and a Baptist Chapel in Wilmot Road. Perhaps the Baptists shared the Chapel for a part of its lifetime, as apparently, it did not close as a Methodist Chapel until 1991, according to the following notice published in The London Gazette of 1st May 1991 (p.6808):

The Registrar General, being satisfied that Methodist Chapel, Wilmot Road, Church Gresley, in the registration district of Swadlincote in the non-metropolitan county of Derbyshire is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 16th June 1904 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 22nd April 1991.

In the present day, the building is still standing. It is built of red brick, with a three-bay front, and central porch, with a round-arched doorway. On either side are smaller round-arched windows, and above the porch a mock-venetian window. There is a decorative boss at the apex, with similar bosses to kneelers at the sides of the roof, but the door and ground floor windows are boarded up, so if it is in use at all, it is probably commercial.


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 SK2956319428. 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 Church Gresley, 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 19 Aug 2013 at 12:51.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:15:19 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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