Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Chapel (Demolished), Abbeydale Park (Dore)
Wesleyan Chapel (Demolished),
Ladies Spring Grove,
Abbeydale Park (Dore), 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 before 1922.

This Chapel may be considered to be "ephemeral", as its appearance on Old Maps is limited to ones dated around 1898. It was close to Dore & Totley Station, and as such would have fitted as the first "home" of Dore & Totley Union Chapel, which began life as a "tin tabernacle" near the station; however a photograph showing a view of the station around 1910 available in NE2 3PN's Flickr Photostream suggests a more substantial building,

As notes accompanying the photograph suggest, the present Totley Rise Methodist Church, in its discussion of predecessors, doesn't appear to allow for this building. Certainly the only other documented Methodist Chapel in the township, in Chapel Lane, was shown on Maps of 1877 and onwards, so the two must have coexisted, at least for a time.

Of course, although in practice it was closer to St John's Church in Abbeydale, it might have been considered as part of the parish of Norton for administration purposes, so may have had affiliations with a Methodist Chapel in that parish, rather than in Totley itself.

As indicated, the Chapel was probably long-gone by the 1920s, whilst in the present day, the area where it once stood is occupied by a series of apartment blocks.


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 SK3233881249. 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 Abbeydale Park (Dore), 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 22 Mar 2015 at 15:46.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:05:08 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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