Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel, Ripley
Primitive Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
Grosvenor Road (formerly Grosvenor Place),
Ripley, Derbyshire.


This Chapel had 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 1850, but we understand it was closed in 1893, and the premises are now in secular use.

Old Maps of 1881-1882 show a Primitive Methodist Chapel, in what was then Grosvenor Place, now Grosvenor Road. It was set back from the road, and square in plan, and in the present day, appears to be the rear portion of the restaurant "Victors".

A corresponding return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/4/2/13) describes a Primitive Methodist Chapel erected in 1850 with free seating for 220, and 80 "other" sittings, for which "we have no Standing Room". The average congregation was 100 to afternoon services and 200 in the evening, with 40 Sunday Scholars attending morning and afternoon classes. The return was completed by James Norton, its Minister, of "Butterley Hill, Ripley, Derbyshire".

In 1893, the Chapel was replaced by a building with an address in Nottingham Road, as indicated by the following notice in The London Gazette of 13th January 1893 (p.204):

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Primitive Methodist Chapel, situate at Nottingham-road, in the parish of Ripley, in the county of Derby, in the district of Belper, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 7th day of January, 1893, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85, being substituted for the Primitive Methodist Chapel Grosvenor-place, Ripley, now disused. Dated 7th January 1893.

There is further information is available elsewhere in this database for the new building. It was called "Mount Tabor", and was closed in 1990.


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 SK3999550526. 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 Ripley, 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 18 Dec 2013 at 10:05.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 05:05:54 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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