Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Langley Common Chapel (Demolished), Langley Common, Kirk Langley
Langley Common Chapel (Demolished),
Poles Road,
Langley Common, Kirk Langley, 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 1817, but we understand it was closed in 1964.

Kelly's Directory of 1932, under the heading of Kirk Langley, records a Primitive Methodist Chapel at Langley Common, which was built in 1868.

There is however a return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/1/6/13) for a Primitive Methodist Chapel at Kirk Langley, which was erected in 1817, as a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship. It had free seats for 30, and 24 "other" sittings. Seemingly only evening services were held, to which the average attendance was 40. The return was completed by Abimeleck Hainsworth Coulson, its Superintendant [sic] Minister, who lived at 45 Copeland Street, Derby. It seems likely these are one and the same, and the 1868 reference is a rebuild.

The following notice was published The London Gazette of 10th July 1964 (p.5965) indicating its closure:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that LANGLEY COMMON CHAPEL, Langley Common, Kirk Langley, in the registration district of Shardlow in the county of Derby, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 22nd August 1892 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 6th July 1964.

In the present day, it appears to have been demolished, and new housing now occupies its site.


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 SK2902437890. 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 Langley Common, Kirk Langley, 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 20 Nov 2013 at 09:15.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:29:45 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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