Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Holbrook Methodist Church (now New Street Garage), Mosborough, Eckington
Holbrook Methodist Church (now New Street Garage)   [no longer registered]
Station Road / New Street, S20 3GH,
Mosborough, Eckington, 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 before 1891, but we understand it was closed by 1971, and the premises are now in secular use.

Kelly's Directories of 1891 onwards record Primitive Methodist Chapels in Mosborough itself, and at Holbrook. Bulmer's Directory of 1895 records only that at Mosborough, saying it was built in 1869. One assumes therefore that the one at Holbrook was built after that.

An outline of its history may be deduced from Old Maps. In 1898, it was shown as a small building set back from the road, where it was labelled "Methodist Chapel (Primitive)". By 1923, however, this had become a Sunday School, and a new larger building had been built nearer the road. Its last noted appearance as a place of worship was in 1964-1968, when it was labelled as "Methodist Church".

Evidently it closed shortly after that, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 2nd September 1971 (p.9526) indicates:

The Registrar General, being satisfied that METHODIST CHURCH, Holbrook, Eckington in the registration district of Sheffield in the County Borough of Sheffield is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 11th June 1937 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act, 1836, has cancelled the registration. Dated 25th August 1971.

The building is however still in existence, and can be seen on the north west corner of the junction of Station Road and New Street. It is built of red brick, with sandstone dressings. The sides have five bays, which once had windows, but these are now boarded up. There is a wide shallow porch at the front, on either side of which is a narrow round-arched light. Above the porch is a larger round-arched window with stone tracery, which may have contained stained glass. Above the window is a band of sandstone, which may have featured the name of the Chapel, or the date of its foundation, but if so, any lettering is now obscured. There are two small turrets on the ridge-line of the roof.

However, whilst its original features are still very much in evidence, there is no longer any danger of mistaking it for a place of worship. It is now - quite obviously - a motor repair workshop, labelled on Google Maps variously as "New Street Garage", "Grahams Tyres", and "Halfway Tyres".


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 was located at OS grid reference SK4411381399. 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 Mosborough, Eckington, 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 20 Jul 2016 at 11:35.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 15:50:13 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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