Derbyshire Places of Worship

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King Street Methodist Church (Demolished), Alfreton
King Street Methodist Church (Demolished),
King Street,
Alfreton, 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 1865, but we understand it was closed in 1967.

An Archaeological Assessment Report for Alfreton, available on the Amber Valley Borough Council website cites an entry in Bulmer's Directory of 1895, which records that the United Free Methodists built a Chapel in King Street in 1865, described as 'a commodious structure'.

Possibly it was built for the group of Wesleyan Reformers, who in 1851 were meeting in a Lecture Hall in Redlion Yard.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes transcriptions of baptisms at King Street United Methodist from 1927-1967. They also indicate that it closed in 1967. So far as I am able to tell from Old Maps, it occupied the site between King Street and Park Street on a site which Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses now occupies.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 18th May 1971 (p.5178) records its formal closure:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that METHODIST CHURCH, King Street, Alfreton, in the registration district of Belper, in the County of Derbyshire, is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 15th January 1892, registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 10th May 1971.


Now or formerly Free/United 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 SK4079255277. 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 Alfreton, 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 19 Dec 2013 at 09:44.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:14:39 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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