Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Newhall Methodist Church, Newhall, Swadlincote
Newhall Methodist Church,
5 Chapel Street, DE11 0JU,
Newhall, Swadlincote, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or 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 1855, and we understand it is still open.

This place of worship's first noted appearance on Old Maps is in 1883, where it is labelled as "Methodist Chapel (Free United)". By 1960, it was labelled the "Central Methodist Church", presumably to distinguish it from "Newhall Wesley Methodist Church", on the south side of the High Street, which was then still open.

It is a Grade II Listed Building - the British Listed Buildings website provides the information that it is in prominent position on hill slopes. The north facade is "of 3 bays separated by giant pilasters", topped by a tympanum. There is a central porch, on either side of which are rectangular windows, above them are 3 round-arched windows. The glazing is unusual, composed of a wide diamond-like mesh, finished in white to match the building. The side elevation has 4 windows and 3 storeys (on hill slope).

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide records a date of foundation as 1855, and a register of baptisms exist for the period 1874-1976.

Evidently the present building is either a rebuilding or restoration of the 1855 building, as an inscription on its tympanum records it as "Central Methodist Church / 1863". There is a photograph on the Newhall History website.

See the South Derbyshire Methodist Circuit (SDMC-onthenet) - the "Voice of the Methodist Church in South Derbyshire" - for current information.


Now or formerly Free/United 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 is located at OS grid reference SK2889720809. 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 Newhall, Swadlincote, 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 Dec 2018 at 16:07.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:54:07 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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