Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Staveley
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
New Street,
Staveley, 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 1826, but we understand it was closed by 1923.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/448/4/1/5) for "Wesleyan Chapel" in Staveley describes a separate building, erected in 1849 on the site of a former one erected in 1826", and used exclusively as a place of worship. It had free seating for 200, and 280 "other" sittings, and the estimated attendance on March 30th was 82 in the morning, and 206 in the evening, with 156 and 30 Sunday Scholars respectively. The return was completed by Benjamin Fox, the Chapel Steward, who gave his address as "Staveley Nr. Chesterfield".

Old Maps of 1877 show it stood on the south side of New Street, which ran parallel to Market Street in a westerly direction from the High Street - part of its route following the present Barnfield Close. Old Maps of 1962 show the site of the Chapel, or even the building itself, had become a Cinema, but in the present day, it has been demolished, and the site is occupied by a block of shops.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 1st April 1864 (p.1858) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, situated at New-street, in the parish of Staveley, in the county of Derby, in the district of Chesterfield, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 23rd day of March, 1864, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. IV., cap. 85. Dated 26th March 1864.

Although worship transferred to a new building - Trinity Methodist Church - in 1904, a notice in the Gazette of 6th February 1923 (p.945) cancelling the registration of "WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL, situated at New-street, Staveley", suggests the New Street Chapel remained consecrated for a time afterwards.

Trinity Church stood on the south side of Chesterfield Road, just prior to point where it veers south, towards Chesterfield, but it too has now been demolished. There are further details of the transfer elsewhere in this database.


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 SK4317874631. 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 Staveley, 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 21 Dec 2014 at 14:05.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 19:08:59 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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