Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wilne Methodist Church, Great Wilne, Shardlow
Wilne Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
Wilne Lane,
Great Wilne, Shardlow, 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, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This is a very pretty little chapel. It is a rectangular building of brick, aligned east-west, so set at an angle to the road, which runs roughly north-east to south-west. The shorter side has a large window at its centre, with 3 rectangular lights, the middle one wider than the two on either side. There is a smaller building built along its left side, which has the appearance of being a caretaker's cottage, rather than a Sunday School. It has the date of 1876 on a plaque above its doorway.

The Chapel was however founded before this. The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/444/3/2/6) for "Wilne Methodist New Connexion Chapel" states it was erected "in the year 1816", as a separate and entire building with free seating for 170, and 31 "other" sittings. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 24 in the morning, 40 in the afternoon, and 50 in the evening, and there were 30 and 31 Sunday Scholars to morning, and evening classes respectively. The return was completed by "Mr H Chambers", its Steward, whose address was "Wilne Nr. Shardlow, Derbyshire". He remarked that "We have A Debt of 200£ on the Chapel".

By 1963 it was labelled as "Wilne Methodist Church".


Now or formerly New Connexion/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 was located at OS grid reference SK4481630796. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 21 Sep 2013 at 15:45.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 11:52:02 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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