Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Lees Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Dalbury Lees
Lees Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Dalbury Lees, 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 in 1836, but we understand it was closed after 1912.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/375/2/7/10) includes a Primitive Methodist Chapel at Dalbury Lees. It was described as a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship and Sunday School, erected in 1836, and it had sittings for 50 which were free, 30 "other" sittings, and standing room for 20. The average number of worshippers was 20 in the afternoon, and 40 in the evening, and no Sunday Scholars. The return was completed by Abimeleck Hainsworth Coulson, Superintendant [sic] Minister, of 45 Copeland Street, Derby.

The location of the Chapel is shown on Old Maps before 1922 - it was next door to (to the north of) the Black Cow public house. Since then (presumably) in private ownership, and in the present day, the south end of the Chapel appears to have been incorporated into a private house, and the north end demolished.

The Religious Census of 1851 also included a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists in Dalbury Lees (HO 129/375/2/7/9), erected in 1846, but this was not a separate building, and as far as I am aware, it is not shown on any Maps. It had seating for 36, and the return was completed by John Holden, the Leader of the congregation, of Dalbury Lees.


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 SK2647937260. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 29 Aug 2013 at 09:14.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 15:10:47 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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