Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Association Chapel (Demolished), Eckington
Wesleyan Methodist Association Chapel (Demolished),
Chapel Street (later High Street?),
Eckington, 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 1836, but we understand it was closed in 1875.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/448/4/2/9) describes a Wesleyan Methodist Association Chapel in "Chapel Street, Eckington", erected in 1836 as a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship. There was free seating for 100, and 80 "other" sittings, but "not any" standing room; and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 34 in the morning and 106 in the evening, with 52 Sunday Scholars at a morning class. There was "no Public Service" in the afternoon, nor for the rest of the year. The return was completed by W.G. Harrison, an Elder of the Chapel, who described himself as a Nail Manufacturer, living in "Eckington Derbyshire".

Chapel Street in Eckington no longer exists, and I have been unable to find it on Old Maps. One possibility is that it was a former name for the High Street, as by the 1870s it had two Chapels. One of them was the United Methodist Chapel, built 1875, and in any case probably replaced the Wesleyan Methodist Association building. The Wesleyan Methodist Association was formed in 1836, but became part of the United Methodist Free Churches in 1857, so by that time, they were one and the same.


Now or formerly Wesleyan Association.

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 in the town/village nearest OS grid reference SK4247379209. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 24 Dec 2014 at 09:04.

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This Report was created 18 Oct 2021 - 22:14:42 BST 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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