Derbyshire Places of Worship

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King Street Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Derby
King Street Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
King Street,
Derby, Derbyshire.


This Chapel had 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 1805, but we understand it was closed in 1961.

Dates of opening and closing are as stated in Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide, which also mentions a burial ground, opened in 1808. White's Directory of 1857 says "a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in King street ... was erected in 1841, on the site of a former chapel built in 1805. It is 90 ft long and 64ft wide, with a portico of the Doric Order, and cost upwards of £5,000. It will accommodate about 1,600 persons, and has a spacious burial ground and vaults attached. It is lighted by semi-circular headed windows, and is galleried all round, and contains an excellent organ which cost £800. Underneath are the vestry rooms, and a spacious school room, which will hold about 500 children; the whole being heated by hot water."

Pevsner's Buildings of England (1986) describes it having "a find stately Grecian front with one-storeyed Greek Doric porch, and an upper floor with Ionic pilasters, arched windows and a pediment". It had lower projecting wings, which were minister's houses, and was designed by James Simpson of Leeds.

This was obviously a building of some importance, which survived until relatively recent times, yet its building didn't apparently merit special mention in any of Kelly's Directories of 1895, in 1912, or in 1932, though it is listed in their 'Places of Worship' sections, as having its own "King Street" Circuit. In 1923 its minister was Rev. George H. Bloggis.

For those who might be curious about the building it replaced, there is an engraving on the Picture The Past website, captioned "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, King Street c.1826", which appears rather grand in its own right!

The position chosen is the building marked as a Chapel on an OS Map of 1901, on the SW corner of Chapel Street and King Street, facing King Street.


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 SK3505836667. 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 Derby, 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 12 Oct 2018 at 15:10.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 05:39:02 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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