Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Bethel Methodist Church (Demolished), Brimington
Bethel Methodist Church (Demolished),
Ringwood Road,
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 before 1875, but we understand it was closed in 1965.

This place of worship is labelled on Old Maps between 1875 and (at least) 1938, initially as "Bethel Chapel (Primitive Methodist)". It appears to have been quite a large building, and in 1875 there was a school for "Boys & Girls" next to it. The site is now occupied by a Caravan retailers.

The Picture The Past website has a photograph of it showing a three-bay front with 2 tall round-arched windows on either side of a central doorway, over which there is a canopy, and a smaller window above it; and it has a small extension on the right side. Their account says it was built in the early 1800s by (quoting from a book Brimington and the Changing Face of Derbyshire) Thomas Cropper & Sons Joseph and John. Joseph was a Master Builder and was born in 1832, so "early 1800s" appears to be assigning more antiquity to it than it deserves? It was not recorded on the Religious Census of 1851, which suggests a later date.

Its closure was recorded by the following notice in The London Gazette of 23rd March 1965 (p.2966):

The Registrar General, being satisfied that BETHEL METHODIST CHAPEL, Ringwood Road, Brimington, in the registration district of Chesterfield in the county of Derby, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 14th April 1908, registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 17th March 1965.


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 SK4066773535. 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 5 Dec 2013 at 07:14.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 05:55:35 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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