Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Leabrooks Methodist Church, Leabrooks, Somercotes
Leabrooks Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
Chapel Street,
Leabrooks, Somercotes, 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 1973, and the premises are now in secular use.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1932, a the United Methodist Chapel in Leabrooks was built in 1859, and rebuilt in 1896.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes it as "Chapel Street Methodist Chapel", for which they hold records of baptism 1878-1944, and marriages 1949-1973. They also provide the information that it closed in 1973.

The latter date is confirmed by the following notice in The London Gazette of 4th December 1973 (p.14433):

The Registrar General, being satisfied that LEABROOKS METHODIST CHURCH, Chapel Street, Leabrooks, Alfreton, in the registration district of Chesterfield in the County of Derby, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 23rd December 1946 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 27th November 1973.

It is shown on Old Maps as a long, narrow building at right angles to, and abutting the road. From its appearance in the present day, it appears to have been built in two parts, with a single storey in front, and two stories to the rear. The latter has a central opening, on either side of which are sash windows, of several lights. The former has a garage-width opening to one side, though it does not appear to be in use as a garage. Overall, it is an intriguing building, and it would be interesting to learn more of its history. [Other Source: Janet & Peter Kirk]


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 SK4199453367. 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 Leabrooks, Somercotes, 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 13 Oct 2013 at 14:45.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 06:07:38 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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