Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Methodist Chapel, Great Longstone
Methodist Chapel,
Station Road, DE45 1TS,
Great Longstone, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1843, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/1/7/11) for the "Wesleyan Chapel", in Great Longstone, describes a separate building, erected in 1844 with free sittings for 60, and 40 "other sittings", and used exclusively as a place of worship. There was no standing room. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 50 to evening service, with 10 Sunday Scholars. The return was completed by Moses Rayner, its Minister, who gave his address as "Bakewell, Derbyshire".

Rather late in the day, perhaps, the following notice in The London Gazette of 27th July 1948 (p.4262) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named METHODIST CHAPEL situated at Great Longstone in Bakewell registration district in the county of Derby was on the 19th July 1948, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will IV, c.85. Dated 21st July 1948.

According to Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide, records of baptisms (which begin in 1807) are to be found with those of Bakewell Wesleyan Methodist Circuit.

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 Chapel is located at OS grid reference SK1988871742. 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 Longstone, 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 2 Jan 2015 at 14:10.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 17:25:02 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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