Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Church Street Methodist Church (Demolished), Clowne
Church Street Methodist Church (Demolished),
Church Street (south side),
Clowne, 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 in 1894, but we understand it was closed in 1953.

Clowne's second Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (or Church) stood on the south side of Church Street, opposite its junction with Rectory Road, and replaced a previous building, called "Ebenezer", dating from 1845. It is shown on Old Maps of 1899 onwards as a rectangular building with a front porch, and having narrow transepts (or perhaps side extensions) at the rear. In 1916 it is labelled as "Wes. Meth Church".

There is a photograph showing the stone laying ceremony prior to its opening on the Picture The Past website with a suggested date of 1900s, but it is believed the Church opened earlier, in 1894. [Source: David Lindley]

The following notice in The London Gazette of 24th January 1911 (p.623) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH, situated at Church-street, in the civil parish of Clowne, in the county of Derby, in Worksop Registration District, was on the 17th January, 1911, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 18th January 1911.

A corresponding notice cancelling the registration for marriages of "METHODIST CHURCH, Church Street, Clowne" was published in the Gazette of 19th March 1954 (p.1687), though apparently the building remained for another 30 years or so after that, as according to the account accompanying the above-mentioned photo its demolition took place in the 1980s. It also records that College View Flats now occupy the site.

The Derbyshire Record Office hold registers of baptisms under the name "Church Street Methodist Church" for the period 1942-1952. They also provide the information that it 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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK4944475471. 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 14:51.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 18:11:14 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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