Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Methodist Free Church, Stanton, Stapenhill
Methodist Free Church,
Park Road (B5353), D15 5TW,
Stanton, Stapenhill, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church does 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 1875, and we understand it is still open.

This is a pretty little Church with an unusual plan. It is a simple rectangular building, with the longer side (facing the road) of 5 bays, with central porch, and 2 pointed-arched windows either side, each with 2 horizontal glazing bars. There is an extension on the right side, of 3 bays, with a central doorway and matching windows on either side. Above is a third pointed-arched window, suggesting this part of the building has 2 stories. The doors have attractive stained glass panels representing a cross. Overall, it is finished in stucco, painted a light stone colour.

There is a plaque on the wall above the porch which reads "Methodist / Free Church / 1875"; Old Maps of 1881 label it as "Free Methodist", and in 1923, "United Methodist". It is a short distance from the junction of Park Road with Woodland Road (A444); to the west was (and still is) the White Horse Inn, and to the north, Newhall Park Colliery, which by 1923 had become "Bretby Colliery".

Note: originally, "Stanton and Newhall" formed a township which belonged to the parish of Stapenhill. Newhall was created a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1835, but Stanton remained annexed to the parish of Stapenhill. A civil parish of "Stanton and Newhall" was created in 1866, which was added to Swadlincote Urban District in 1893 - a "civil partnership" which is believed to survive to the present day.


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 SK2704419841. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 13 Dec 2018 at 13:23.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:11:42 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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