Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Great Hucklow Methodist Church, Great Hucklow
Great Hucklow Methodist Church,
Great Hucklow, Derbyshire.


This Church 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 1806, but we understand it was closed by 2004.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/11/13) for a "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel" in "Grt Hucklow" in the parish of Hope, describes a separate building erected in 1806, used exclusively as a place of worship. The space on the form for number of sittings was left blank, and the numbers of worshippers were given as 90, with 70 Sunday Scholars "on an average". The return was completed by George Chapman, who described himself as "Local preacher and Trustee", of "Great Hucklow, Derbyshire". Interestingly, this was better attendance than the nearby Unitarian Chapel, which had an average congregation of 20.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 12th April 1901 (p.2549) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building named Wesleyan Chapel, situated at Great Hucklow, in the civil parish of Great Hucklow, in the county of Derby, in the registration district of Bakewell, being a building certified according to law as a place of meeting for religious worship, was on the 9th day of April, 1901, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, c.85. Dated 10th April 1901.

Note: although the building is now closed, no corresponding notice of cancellation has been found. The date it closed can however be said to be by early 2004, when our photograph was taken, and it was known then to be in commercial use.

There may be more information available by by selecting one or more of the accompanying images on the right.


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 SK1783077820. 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 Great Hucklow, 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 1 Feb 2015 at 11:12.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:48:55 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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