Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (original), Brimington
Primitive Methodist Chapel (original)   [no longer registered]
4-6 Devonshire Street,
Brimington, 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 1835, but we understand it was closed before 1875, and the premises are now in secular use.

Evidence that this building was the first meeting place of Primitive Methodists in Brimington is provided in a document Brimington Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Plan available on Chesterfield Borough Council website. Their account records that it was built in 1835, and was later the stables for the Red Lion Public House (in Church Street, to its right).

There is a corresponding return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/448/2/11/34) for a chapel with a title of "None", erected in 1835 for a Primitive Methodist congregation as a separate building used exclusively "except as a day School" as a place of worship. It had free sittings for 10, and 59 "other" sittings, with standing room for 79, which is just as well, as the estimated congregation on March 30th was 30 to afternoon service, and 90 in the evening! There were also 71 Sunday Scholars at the morning class, and 72 in the afternoon.

The return was completed by Joseph Ashmore, the Chapel Steward, whose address was "Brimington Common, Nr. Chesterfield, Derbyshire".

It is not known when it closed for worship, but a new Primitive Methodist Chapel ("Bethel") had been built in Ringwood Road by 1875, so presumably before then.


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 SK4031573513. 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 6 Dec 2013 at 08:48.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:06:38 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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