Derbyshire Places of Worship

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West Street Methodist Church (Demolished), Beighton
West Street Methodist Church (Demolished),
West Street,
Beighton, 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 1849, but we understand it was closed by 1971.

This Free Methodist (later United Methodist) chapel was situated on the south side of West Street, approximately mid-way between its junctions with Armstead Road and Kington Road. It is first show on Old Maps of 1877 as a rectangular building, which by 1923 may have been extended at the rear.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 30th March 1906 (p.2260) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH, situated at West-street, Beighton, in the civil parish of Beighton, in the county of Derby, in Chesterfield registration district, was, on the twenty-sixth March, 1906, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 27th March 1906.

A comparable notice, published in the Gazette of 2nd September 1971 (p.9526) cancelled this registration under the name of "WEST STREET METHODIST CHURCH, Beighton in the registration district of Sheffield", with a note that it was first registered on 26th March 1906.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes records of marriages for "West Street Methodist Chapel" for the period 1921-1969, and a note that it was founded in 1849 and closed in 1971.

As it happens, this was the same year another of Beighton's Methodist Chapels was closed, known as "Southall Methodist", situated on the east side of Robin Lane. No doubt their combined congregations would have joined that of the former Primitive Methodist Chapel in Robin Lane, which remains open to the present day (2015).

Meanwhile, the two former chapels have been demolished, and their sites are now occupied by modern housing.


Now or formerly Free/United 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 at OS grid reference SK4410183041. 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 Beighton, 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 25 Mar 2015 at 14:55.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 18:44:57 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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