Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Park Street Methodist Church (Demolished), Heanor
Park Street Methodist Church (Demolished),
Park Street,
Heanor, 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 1819, but we understand it was closed in 1968.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes a register of marriages for "Park Street Methodist Chapel" for the period 1936-1961, also a record of when it opened (1819) and closed (1868). Its position is shown on Old Maps after 1900 on the north side of Park Street, opposite its junction with Nelson Street. Park Street was not, apparently laid out in 1881, but there was Chapel marked on the corner of the junction of Derby Road with Nookend Road and Abbott Street which may have been its former premises. This may have been what later (in 1914) became a Salvation Army Hall - now (2013) closed, but still existing today, in retail use.

Conversely, the Park Street premises have been demolished, and the site is in use partly as a car park, and partly as part of industrial premises.

Whilst it is by no means certain, the original Chapel, in Derby Road, may have been that called "Hope Chapel" as there is a place of worship of that name recorded on the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/438/2/1/2), with a congregation of Primitive Methodists. It was a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship, with free seating for 112. It was well attended, as the average congregation was 80 to afternoon services, and 100 in the evenings, with 81 Sunday Scholars in the afternoons. The return was completed by George Birley, the chapel's Superintendent and Steward, who gave his address as "Traviley, Heanor". This chapel was said to have been built in 1849.


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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK4298546754. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 3 Nov 2013 at 15:18.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:50:08 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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