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Scarsdale Methodist Church (now Double Six Youth Club), Norton Woodseats
Scarsdale Methodist Church (now Double Six Youth Club)   [no longer registered]
Chesterfield Road / Scarsdale Road, S8 8TA,
Norton Woodseats, 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 by 1895, but we understand it was closed by 1965, and the premises are now in secular use.

Kelly's Directory of 1895 records Norton had "a Free Methodist chapel at Norton, a Methodist New Connexion chapel at Woodseats, and a Methodist Mission room in Chesterfield road". The latter is also mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1912, when it was said to be Primitive Methodist. The first Map to show its position is dated 1923, when a building labelled "P.M. Chapel" can be seen on the south east corner of the junction of Chesterfield Road with Scarsdale Road. By 1935 it is labelled "Methodist Church", and in 1963-1968, "Scarsdale Methodist Church". By 1970, however it had become a Youth Club (as it is today).

It is an attractive rectangular building of red brick, with a large round headed window facing Chesterfield Road, and sides of five bays. One of the bays, on the Scarsdale Road side, contains an entrance doorway, the other four have rather elegant windows of 3 lights, each with an ogee arch outlined in white stone. Similar (plain) stonework has been used in the extension which as been added to the front, and to surround the central window facing Chesterfield Road. There is a small bell turret attached to the centre of the roof at the ridge line.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 9th March 1926 (p.1766) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH, situated at Scarsdale-road, Woodseats, in the civil parish of Ecclesall, in the county borough of Sheffield, in Ecclesall Bierlow registration district, was, on the fourth March, 1926, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 6th March 1926.

A similar notice, published in the Gazette of 6th August 1965 (p.7498), recorded that "METHODIST CHURCH, Scarsdale Road, Woodseats, Ecclesall" was no longer in use as a place of worship, thus cancelling the registration. Registers of Marriages are, however available for almost the whole period - 1926-1962.

Scarsdale Road was originally known as "Green Lane", leading to "Scarsdale House" - now demolished. It is shown on Maps of 1905-1906 close to the junction of Scarsdale Road with Derbyshire Lane - in the area now known "Four Lane Ends".


Now or formerly Primitive Methdoist.

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 SK3482283374. 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.

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Information last updated on 9 Jul 2016 at 12:06.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2022 - 12:13:14 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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