Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Church (Demolished), Arkwright Town, Duckmanton
Primitive Methodist Church (Demolished),
Sutton Lane / Chesterfield Road,
Arkwright Town, Duckmanton, 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 1901, but we understand it was closed in 1957.

A Primitive Methodist chapel at Arkwright Town was recorded in Kelly's Directory of 1932, and its location is shown on Old Maps by 1918, on the south-east corner of the junction of Chesterfield Road and Sutton Lane. It was a rectangular building, with its shorter side facing Chesterfield Road. Its original certification as a place of worship was dated 29th April 1901, and its closure was recorded in The London Gazette of 8th March 1957 (p.1522) 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".

Arkwright Town was described in Kelly's Directory as "a station on the Great Central section of the London and North Eastern railway". The settlement which grew up around the Station and to serve the nearby Arkwright Colliery had a School, an "Institute", a Post Office, a Pumping Station, and its own Station Hotel. As late as my Derbyshire Street Atlas of 1995, streets named "Penrose Street", "Hardwick Street" and "Rosling Close" are shown, but these are all gone now, and the whole settlement moved to the north, across the Chesterfield Road. This process was completed by 1995, and the area has gone "back to nature", but a brick-built monument at the edge of the roundabout at the junction now marks the site. There is a photograph showing the monument, captioned Old Arkwright Town on the Geograph website.

The Wikipedia article on Arkwright Town may also be of interest.


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 SK4269470722. 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 Arkwright Town, Duckmanton, 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 3 Dec 2018 at 08:49.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:58:06 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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