Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Renishaw, Eckington
Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Main Road (north side),
Renishaw, Eckington, 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 1878, but we understand it was closed in 1967.

This was, presumably, the forerunner of today's Renishaw Methodist Church, in Circular Drive. It can be seen for the first time on Old Maps of 1878, labelled as "Methodist Chapel (Free United)". Later Maps (post-1907) record it as "United Methodist", and by 1962 it was labelled as "Renishaw Methodist Church". Possibly it was predated by the "Methodist Chapel & School in One", which was in existence at the time of the Religious Census of 1851. Meetings were being held in a building within Renishaw Iron Works, described elsewhere in this database.

Its closure was recorded in the following notice in The London Gazette of 31st January 1967 (p.1186):

The Registrar General, being satisfied that METHODIST CHURCH, Renishaw, Sheffield, in the registration district of Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 3rd July 1879, registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration.. Dated 25th January 1967.

Its registration for marriages as "the United Methodist Free Churches Chapel" was recorded in the Gazette published on 11th July 1879 (p.4408).

It has since been demolished and its former site provides parking space for an industrial unit.


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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4520077801. 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 Renishaw, Eckington, 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 25 Dec 2014 at 14:45.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 16:30:18 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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