Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (original), Brimington
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (original)   [no longer registered]
Chesterfield Road,
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 1808, but we understand it was closed before 1899, and the premises are now in secular use.

Evidence that this building was the first meeting place of Wesleyan Methodists in Brimington is provided in a document Brimington Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Plan available on Chesterfield Borough Council website. Their account records that the Ark Tavern in Chesterfield Road used to be a Methodist Chapel, dating from 1808.

There is a corresponding return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/448/2/11/35) for "Brimington Methodist Chapel" - a separate building erected in 1808 exclusively as a place of worship, with free seating for 84, 100 "other" sittings, and no standing room. The average congregation was 40 to afternoon services, and 60 in the evenings, with 50 Sunday Scholars to afternoon classes. The return was completed by William Parker, its Minister, of Salter Gate, Chesterfield.

It is not known when it closed for worship, but by 1899 a new Wesleyan Methodist Chapel had been built on the south-west corner of the junction of High Street and Heywood Street, so presumably before then. At the time of the earlier Map of 1875, Heywood Street was not yet laid out.


Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 SK4031473478. 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 10:21.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 16:23:30 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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