Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Ebenezer Wesleyan Chapel (Demolished), Clowne
Ebenezer Wesleyan Chapel (Demolished),
High Street (north side),
Clowne, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel 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 in 1837, but we understand it was closed in 1894.

This was Clowne's original Wesleyan Chapel (1837-1894). Information culled from a "History of Clowne" type book in Dronfield Library by another researcher [David Lindley] suggested it was demolished to make way for the second railway line through the town, though this is not borne out on Old Maps of 1877, which show a "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)" on the north side of the High Street, to the east of its junction with Boughton Lane. This is nowhere near the second railway line, which passed through the town to the north, where Station Road meets North Road. There is, however, a suggestion accompanying a photograph of 'Mount Zion' Church on the Picture The Past website that a previous Primitive Methodist Chapel stood to the right of the railway bridge [over the original line], next to the Nags Head pub, so perhaps information gained "third hand", has resulted in some confusion between the two.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/436/4/3/5) for "Ebenezer Chapel", having a congregation of Wesleyan Methodists describes a separate building erected in 1845, with free seating for 60, and 60 "other" sittings, and used exclusively as a place of worship. The average attendance "the Sabbath" was 45 at evening service, with 40 Sunday Scholars to morning and afternoon classes; and the return was completed by George Hickling, of "Clowne, Worksop".

It was replaced by a new building in Church Street in 1894/1895; and certainly, wherever it was located, it has now been demolished, as has its replacement (known as "Church Street Methodist Church"), which was closed in 1953.


Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4891575348. 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 4 Nov 2014 at 14:06.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 06:31:04 GMT 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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