Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Greenhill Methodist Church, Greenhill, Norton
Greenhill Methodist Church,
School Lane, S8 7RL,
Greenhill, Norton, 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 1859, and we understand it is still open.

Harrod's Directory of Derbyshire of 1870, under its entry for Norton, records Methodist Free Churches at Bradway, Greenhill and Holy Grove, establishing the foundation of Free Methodist worship in Greenhill prior to that date. Bulmer's Directory of 1895 is more specific, recording that a United Free Methodist Chapel was built in 1859.

Bulmer also records a Wesleyan Chapel in Greenhill, built in 1823. The location of both Chapels may be seen on Old Maps from the 1890s onwards - the Free Methodist is shown on the site of today's Methodist Church, in School Lane, and the Wesleyan Chapel can be seen on the north side of Greenhill Main Road. The latter is still in existence in the present day, but no longer in use, and indeed may have been replaced by the present building, as suggested in the following notice in The London Gazette of 12th October 1937 (p.6323):

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named GREENHILL METHODIST CHURCH situated at School Lane, Greenhill in the civil parish of Sheffield in Sheffield registration district in the county borough of Sheffield was on the 30th September 1937, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85, being substituted for the Building named Methodist Chapel situate at Greenhill, Norton, now disused. Dated 7th October 1937.

Note: Greenhill was originally a hamlet and constablewick [Kelly, 1895] in the parish of Norton, and in the county of Derbyshire until 1933, when Norton was transferred to the borough (later the City) of Sheffield.


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 is located at OS grid reference SK3468281231. 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 Greenhill, Norton, 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 4 Jul 2016 at 15:21.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 07:56:37 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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