Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Mount View Methodist Church, Norton Woodseats
Mount View Methodist Church,
Derbyshire Lane, S8 8SG,
Norton Woodseats, 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.

Mount View Methodist Church is situated on the east side of Derbyshire Lane, in between its junctions with Mount View Avenue and Harvey Clough Road. Its basic plan is rectangular, having sides of four bays, with round headed windows, and a three-bay front, with a central porch on either side of which are two further round headed windows, similar to those at the sides, but featuring keystones. A plaque above the porch (a new addition) reads "Mount View United Methodist Free Church 1876", thus confirming its foundation.

An account of Holy Grove Chapel, in Hemsworth Road, on the Picture Sheffield website indicates that many of its congregation moved to Mount View when it opened. Holy Grove was founded by Thomas Beard HOLY, of Norton House, and the date, 1876, coincided with his widow selling the land he'd bought to build the Chapel back to the lord of the Manor, Charles Cammell.

Mount View Chapel is of course mentioned in various Directories. Bulmer's of 1896 records that it had seating for 300; and Kelly's of 1912 records that by then it had become United Methodist, with a Mission Room in Valley Road; and was noted as belonging to the Sheffield Hanover circuit, with Rev. George GRAVES its superintendent.

Curiously, there do not appear to have been any registers deposited in Sheffield Archives, as there is no mention of it in their lists. However, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 7th October 1924 (p.7285) indicates, it has been registered for marriages to take place:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, situated at Mount View, Derbyshire-lane, Ecclesall, in the civil parish or Ecclesall, in the county borough of Sheffield, in Ecclesall Bierlow registration district, was on the twenty-ninth September, 1924, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 1st October 1924.


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 SK3532783111. 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 Norton Woodseats, 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 9 Dec 2018 at 15:09.

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This Report was created 17 May 2022 - 00:42:37 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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