Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Mount Tabor Methodist Church (Demolished), Long Eaton
Mount Tabor Methodist Church (Demolished),
Market Place / Union Street,
Long Eaton, Derbyshire.


This Church had 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 1830, but we understand it was closed in 1961.

Old Maps show that Mount Tabor Methodist Church was on the north east corner of the junction of Market Place with Union Street. Its site is now occupied by a group of shops.

According to a notice published in The London Gazette of 11th November 1884 (p.4840) it was registered for solemnizing marriages in October that year "being substituted for the building named the Top Chapel, situate at the Market-place... now disused".

A comparable notice appeared in Gazette of 3rd March 1961 (p.1641) indicating its closure:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that MOUNT TABOR CHAPEL, Market Place, Long Eaton, in the registration district of Ilkeston, in the county of Derby, is no longer used as a place of worship by the by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 29th October 1884, registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 27th February 1961.

After its demolition, the organ was reconditioned and installed in the Church of St Mark, in Woodthorpe, Nottinghamshire, built in 1962. More details are available on the Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project website.

There is an old postcard showing "Mount Tabor Church and Market Place on the Picture The Past website dated c.1910s-1920s, indicating it was an impressive building. The postcard also shows a portion of the Halifax Bank building, still in existence.

Old Maps show it had a burial ground to the rear, and a Sunday School. According to an account of Places of Worship on The Long Eaton & Sawley Archive, the Top Chapel, which Mount Tabor replaced, was built in 1830. This is confirmed by the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/444/4/2/8), for a congregation of Wesleyan Reformers, meeting in a place of worship with free seating for 80, and 135 "other" sittings. The average congregation was 110 at morning services, and 160 in the evenings, with 130 Sunday Scholars attending morning classes. The return was completed by James Durrell, a Local Preacher, of "Denton St., New Radford".

Six years later, in 1857, the majority of Wesleyan Reformers joined with the Wesleyan Methodist Association to become the United Methodist Free Churches.


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 was located at OS grid reference SK4916633657. 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 Long Eaton, 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 Sep 2013 at 13:57.

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This Report was created 29 Nov 2023 - 01:50:20 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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