Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Brimington Spiritualist National Union Church (Demolished), Brimington
Brimington Spiritualist National Union Church (Demolished),
Chapel Street / Burnell Street,
Brimington, 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 1956, but we understand it was closed in 1962.

A building prominently labelled as Brimington Spiritualist Church is shown on Old Maps of 1962 in the area between Burnell Street and Chapel Street. On first glance, it appeared to face Burnell Street, but a photograph on the Picture The Past website shows its entrance was in Chapel Street. The photograph is dated 1990, and taken from outside Brockhill Court Retirement Home. It was a low dark building, and there is sign outside which probably reads "For Sale". Indeed, in the present day, it been demolished, and its site is now occupied by a block of 3 townhouses.

Evidently however it was closed long before the photograph was taken, as the closure of "Brimington Spiritualist National Union Church, Chapel Street, Brimington" was recorded in The London Gazette of 17th August 1962 (p.6521) in a list of buildings which "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified"... Its original certification was dated 1st October 1956.

The Spiritualist movement was not, however dead, as a "Brimington Spiritualist Church" is listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010). The address given is John Street, but I have been unable to find it labelled on any detailed Maps of the area, nor can it be found on Google StreetView. Certainly, the building appears to have been closed, and demolished, as John Street is now (2013) wholly residential, but see also "Full Gospel Hall" in John Street elsewhere in this database for one possibility for its location.


Now or formerly Spiritualist.

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 SK4068473840. 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 Brimington, 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 4 Dec 2013 at 15:57.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 06:19:23 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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