Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Fernilee Methodist Church, Fernilee
Fernilee Methodist Church,
Elnor Lane,
Fernilee, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or 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 1871, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1895 describes Fernilee as a township in the parish of Hope, immediately adjacent to the Whaley Bridge station (in Cheshire) on the Buxton and Manchester section of the London and North Western railway, 6 miles north west from Buxton, and 3 south west from Chapel en le Frith. The account draws our attention that Fernilee is on the borders of Cheshire, and is divided from that county by the river Goyt, which is here crossed by a stone bridge. The Cromford and High Peak railway then passed through it, forming a junction at Whaley Bridge with the London and North Western railway. "There are no water works, the supply being direct from springs; gas is supplied by the Whaley Bridge Gas Company from works near the railway station".

The then Wesleyan chapel, the subject of this account, was "built in 1871, affords 200 sittings, and has a burial ground adjoining". Conversely, "the Wesleyan Methodist chapel at Whaley Bridge, erected in 1851, will hold 800 persons".

Times move on, however. The two chapels are still closely linked, but no longer with a wholly Methodist congregation. They both belong to the "Whaley Bridge Uniting Partnership".

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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 is located at OS grid reference SK0174178929. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 20 Dec 2018 at 11:12.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2022 - 09:45:14 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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