Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Sawley
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Chantry Close,
Sawley, 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 1819, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

The location indicated for this Chapel is as close as possible to that indicated on the only Old Map to show it, dated 1881-1885.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/444/4/1/4) for Sawley's Primitive Methodist Chapel describes "a Separate Building, Private or Domestic" erected in 1819, and used exclusively as a place of worship. It had free seats for 120, and 45 "other" sittings, with standing room for 25; and the average congregation was 40 to afternoon services, and 120 in the evenings. The return was completed by Abimeleck Hainsworth Coulson, "Superintendant Minister", of 45 Copeland Street, Derby. He remarked that "We, the Primitive Methodists, purchased the Chapel of the New Connexion Methodists about four Months ago".

It was probably closed prior to the opening of Clowes Methodist Church, in Tamworth Road. Old Maps indicate this was after 1901, but before 1914; and today, new housing occupies its site.


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 SK4737631551. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 24 Sep 2013 at 15:27.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 16:33:38 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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