Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Leicester Road Methodist Church (Demolished), Measham
Leicester Road Methodist Church (Demolished),
Leicester Road,
Measham, 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 1963.

According to an account of Protestant Nonconformity in Woodville, Netherseal and Overseal on the Leicestershire History website, Measham's Primitive Methodist Chapel was built in 1859. Old Maps of 1959-1971 show that it was then called "Leicester Road Methodist Church", to distinguish it from the former Wesleyan Methodist Church in Bosworth Road.

In fact it was closed during that period. This was recorded in the following notice in The London Gazette of 1st November 1963 (p.8982):

The Registrar General, being satisfied that METHODIST CHAPEL, Swepstone Lane, Leicester Road, Measham, in the registration district of Coalville, in the county of Leicester, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 21st April 1953, registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Acts, 1949 to 1959, has cancelled the registration. Dated 28th October 1963.

Note: Measham was transferred from Derbyshire to Leicestershire in 1897. Swepstone Lane was an early name for the portion of Leicester Road nearest the centre of Measham, for which I am indebted to information supplied with a photograph of Leicester Road on the Geograph website. The houses in the foreground on the right of the photo (as far as I can tell) now occupy the site where the Church used to be.


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 SK3363412301. 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 Measham, 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 24 Nov 2013 at 11:43.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:40:39 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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