Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Bourne Methodist Chapel, Long Eaton
Bourne Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
Chapel Street,
Long Eaton, 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 1849, but we understand it was closed in 1873, and the premises are now in secular use.

According to The Long Eaton & Sawley Archive website, meetings of Primitive Methodists began in Long Eaton in 1847, in a small shop in Gibb Street. Two years later, the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/444/4/2/9), describes a "Building made into a Chapel in 1849". Perhaps this was the shop - it had seating for 70, and the average congregation to both afternoon, and evening services was 50. The return was completed by William Clay, a Local Preacher and Steward, whose address was "Long Eaton, Derby".

A new Chapel was built for them in 1854, in Chapel Street. There is a sketch of it on the Long Eaton & Sawley Archive website, showing a building, possibly of brick, with a central round-arched doorway, and round-arched windows on either side, the arches outlined in a contrasting material. This is, I think, the building which has survived today, coated with stucco, and with its windows and door boarded up. This was probably a necessary procedure to protect it from the elements, but as a consequence, the embellishments to the doors and windows are hidden, and although its dedication plaque survives, it is no longer readable.

The congregation moved into their third building, in 1873, after which the Chapel Street premises became a Temperance Hall. However, the first available Old Map to show it labels it as a Sunday School. Perhaps this was the school-chapel mentioned by the Long Eaton & Sawley Archive as belonging to St John's Baptist Church, in use until St John's built their own Chapel in Clumber Street in 1895. In 1901/2 it had become the home of the Gospel Mission; however a group of Spiritualists "outbid them in rent", and the Gospel Mission moved to a former Railway Mission Hall further along the street.


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 SK4941433300. 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 27 Sep 2013 at 10:52.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:36:09 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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