Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Chinley Methodist Church (Turnpike Chapel), Chinley
Chinley Methodist Church (Turnpike Chapel),
Buxton Road (north side),
Chinley, 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

We don't know when this Place of Worship was founded, but we understand it was closed in 2004.

Three bay front with interesting "Star of David" window above the doorway, and with houses either side. Situated on the opposite side of the road to St Mary's Church. Both are very attractive buildings.

The only mention I've been able to find of the founding of a Wesleyan congregation in Chinley is in Kelly's Directory of 1932, which mentions a Wesleyan Sunday school, built in 1903. It seems possible the Methodist Church may have shared these premises. If so, they would have served the public for just over 100 years, since the Church had to close in 2004, because of new disabled access laws, active from October 1st that year. All public buildings needed to make reasonable provision for the disabled, and it would have cost the church over £100,000 to provide it.

The last service held at the church was 5th September 2004, at 6.30pm. Thereafter services have been held at St Mary's Church of England Church, on the opposite side of the road. [Source: article in The Buxton Advertiser, 27th August 2004]


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 SK0414682666. 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 Chinley, 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 Nov 2010 at 19:44.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 16:23:42 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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