Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Zion Methodist Church (Demolished), Long Eaton
Zion Methodist Church (Demolished),
High Street / Main Street,
Long Eaton, 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 1859, but we understand it was closed in 1961.

The congregation of Zion Church was first formed when Peter Butler began preaching in the Market Place in the Spring of 1859. Later that year, a barn belonging to a Mr Maltby was taken and adapted for use as a chapel - for which information I am indebted to the The Long Eaton & Sawley Archive website.

The Picture The Past website has some wonderful postcards showing it in its later years. The building which was to later dominate the top end of the High Street was completed in December 1874, whilst the School on its right was built 1881-2.

A notice published in The London Gazette of 24th May 1878 (p.3248) recorded its registration for solemnizing marriages; and the following notice published on 3rd March 1961 (p.1641) indicated its closure:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that ZION METHODIST CHURCH, High Street, Long Eaton, in the registration district of Ilkeston, in the county of Derby, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 16th May 1878, registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 25th February 1961.

The closure of Mount Tabor Chapel in the Market Place, Long Eaton, was recorded in the same issue.


Now or formerly Methodist New Connexion.

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 SK4940733514. 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 30 Sep 2013 at 08:31.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 16:43:05 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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