Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Mill Hay Chapel (Demolished?), Langley Mill, Heanor
Mill Hay Chapel (Demolished?),
Cromford Road,
Langley Mill, Heanor, 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 1836, but we understand it was closed before 1900.

A Primitive Methodist Chapel building is shown at, or near to this location on Maps of 1881, in between Bridge Street and Dean Street. It is no longer marked on the next detailed map available, dated 1900, but by then a chapel had been built in Gladstone Street a short distance further north, which (I suggest) may have been its successor. The name of "Mill Hay Chapel" comes from the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/438/2/1/2) for a place of worship with a Primitive Methodist Congregation in Heanor, built in 1836. It was described as a separate building, used exclusively for "Preaching, Sunday School, Day School and Night School". It had free seating for 60, and 50 "other" sittings, and the average congregation was 40 to afternoon service, and 50 in the evenings, with 90 Sunday Scholars at both morning and afternoon classes. The return was completed by Joseph Watson, a Trustee, whose address was "Langley Mill".

The name "Mill Hay", or Milnhay as a separate settlement now appears to have been lost. Old Maps show it further to the south than the chapel which may have borne its name (where Milnhay Road is now), but with no sign of a chapel building. The 1851 census return indicates quite a substantial building, to have been used as both a Day, and Night School, so it seems likely it would have been situated in a more central spot.


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 SK4515947301. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 16 Nov 2013 at 11:54.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:53:15 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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