Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Newhall Wesley Methodist Church, Newhall, Swadlincote
Newhall Wesley Methodist Church,
High Street,
Newhall, Swadlincote, 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 in 1816, but we understand it was closed in 1966.

This place of worship, noted "Newhall Wesley Methodist Church" on Maps of 1960, was evidently the original Wesleyan Chapel in Newhall, which according to the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/375/3/11/10), was built in 1816, as a separate building used exclusively for religious worship. It had free seating for 260, and 50 "other" sittings, and its average congregation was 70 to afternoon services and 156 in the evening. The corresponding figures for Sunday Scholars were 137 and 64, relating to which, William Hyomersley (Hammersley?) remarked "the Sunday Scholars are not bound by the rules of the School to attend Divine Service in the Evening". He was a Trustee of the Chapel, and lived in Newhall.

According to White's Directory of 1857, the chapel was enlarged in 1844. Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide records that it was rebuilt in 1882, and closed in 1966. They hold records of baptisms 1892-1965, and marriages 1905-1966.

Today's building, now in commercial use, is quite spectacular, but surprisingly, not a Listed Building. It has sides of four bays with round-arched windows, and at the front, a projecting central gable with a central round-arched doorway, above which is a large 3-light window. There are smaller windows on either side of the doorway. The whole is painted white, with dark grey window surrounds.

The name "Newhall Methodist Church" would have distinguished it from the Methodist Church in Chapel Street, in 1960 called "Central Methodist Church", or today, "Newhall Methodist Church".


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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK2899920803. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 24 Aug 2013 at 12:03.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 05:32:26 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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