Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Mission, Litton
Primitive Methodist Mission   [no longer registered]
Litton Slack,
Litton, 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 1809, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/19/23) records a place of worship "in a Dwelling House" in Litton Slack for a Primitive Methodist congregation. It was erected in 1809, not separate, and not used exclusively as a place of worship, with seating for 40, all free. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 28 in the afternoon, and the average over previous months was 30. The return was completed by William Birkin, who described himself as "Leader", of "Litton Slack, Nr. Bakewell".

In the Civil Census of 1851, the residents of Litton Slack were #54 Thomas Lomas, Shoe Maker (Master) aged 39; #55 James Millward, Handloom Weaver Cotton aged 43; #56 Samuel Robinson, Blacksmith aged 56; #57 James Bingham, aged 42; #58 William Birkin, Genl. Labourer aged 45; #59 Elizabeth Thorp, Cotton Reeler aged 37; #60 John Marshall, Miner (Lead) aged 42; #61 John Thornton, Spinner (not Cotton) aged 46; one house uninhabited; #62 John Birkin, Overlooker Cotton Spinner aged 45; followed by Litton Mill, so a total of 10 houses.


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 Church was located in the town/village nearest OS grid reference SK1615573383. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 8 Feb 2015 at 15:59.

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This Report was created 29 Nov 2023 - 02:12:30 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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