Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Mount Zion Primitive Methodist (Clowne Methodist Church), Clowne
Mount Zion Primitive Methodist (Clowne Methodist Church),
North Road, S43 4PF,
Clowne, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church does 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 1876, and we understand it is still open.

Today, this building is Clowne Methodist Church, but it was known originally as "Mount Zion".

It was built as a replacement for an earlier Primitive Methodist Chapel, which opened in 1834, but had become too small. Please see the Brief History of Primitive Methodism in Clowne on the Clowne Methodist Church website for more information.

The plaque, at the apex of the gable, reads "1876 / Mount Zion / Primitive Methodist / Church".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 3rd December 1889 (p.6943) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Mount Zion Chapel, situate at North-road, in the parish of Clown, in the county of Derby, in the district of Worksop, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 12th day of November, 1889, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 20th November 1889.

Its location is not shown on Old Maps of 1877, the year it was opened, but they do show what was presumably its forerunner, labelled as "Methodist Chapel (Primitive)", situated on the north side of the High Street. There is a description of the latter elsewhere in this database.


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 is located at OS grid reference SK4927075758. 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 Clowne, 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 10 Dec 2018 at 10:39.

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This Report was created 18 May 2022 - 00:24:15 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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