Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Flagg Methodist Church, Flagg, Chelmorton
Flagg Methodist Church,
Main Road / Mycock Lane, SK17 9QT,
Flagg, Chelmorton, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church does 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 1839, and we understand it is still open.

Flagg's Primitive Methodist Chapel is situated on the south-west corner of the junction of Main Street with Mycock Lane. The date on the present building, carved within a circular insert at the apex, is 1883. The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/1/14/23) describes Flagg's Primitive Methodist Chapel as a separate building, erected in 1839, used exclusively as a place of worship. It had sittings for 90, all free, and no standing room. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 40 in the afternoon and 50 in the evening, with 14 Sunday Scholars at morning class and 16 in the afternoon. The return was completed by Thomas Hodgkinson, "Superintendent of School", of "Flagg Near Bakewell", and was co-signed by George Skidmore, "Trustee of the Above Place of Worship". The remarks were to the effect that "The Capple is attended by One traveling Preacher and other Local Preachers according to their appointments [...] there are 2 sermons each Sunday and one week Night preaching every fortnight".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 26th July 1932 (p.4880) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL, situated at Flagg, in the civil parish of Flagg, in Bakewell registration district, in the county of Derby, was, on the 21st July, 1932, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.86. Dated 22nd July 1932.

It is situated on the south-west corner of the junction of Main Street with Mycock Lane, and as of a Google StreetCar drive-past of August 2011 was still open, with a notice board reading "Flagg Methodist Chapel". The date on the present building, carved within a circular insert at the apex, is 1883.

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Now or formerly Primitive 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 SK1362868344. 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 Flagg, Chelmorton, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 6 Jan 2015 at 14:03.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:53:44 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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