Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Greenhill (Central) Methodist ('Marrowbones Chapel'), Derby
Greenhill (Central) Methodist ('Marrowbones Chapel')   [no longer registered]
Green Hill (St Peter's Churchyard),
Derby, 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 1821, but we understand it was closed in 1989, and the premises are now in secular use.

Listed in Derby City Council's Traffic Street / Siddalls Road, Derby Archaeological Assessment, where it is described as: "Marrowbones Chapel, St Peter's Churchyard. Built in 1816 for the Independents, but sold to the Wesleyan Methodists in 1821. Rebuilt in 1868-71 by Giles and Brookhouse, and again in 1893 by John Willis. Closed in 1989". NGR: SK 35233 35989.

It was nicknamed 'Marrowbones', according to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986), after three butchers who were principally concerned with its erection, apparently as a speculative venture. It was sold to the Wesleyans after a failure of the original congregation. Walls are of brick, "with late 19th-century rendered and pedimented front and round-arched windows above an altered porch".

It appears now (2010) to be commercial premises.


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 SK3523335989. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 5 Dec 2010 at 11:32.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 21:01:29 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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