Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Holymoorside Methodist Church, Holymoorside, Old Brampton
Holymoorside Methodist Church,
1 New Road, S42 7EW,
Holymoorside, Old Brampton, 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 1888, and we understand it is still open.

The first mention I'm aware of a Primitive Methodist chapel at Holymoorside is in Kelly's Directory of 1912; however it appears to have been founded much earlier. According to a fascinating website aptly named Dream Organs, specifically Church Organs In and Around Chesterfield, it was built originally in 1832-3 as a Wesleyan chapel, but was bought by the Primitive Methodists in 1888. This is confirmed by Old Maps, when on OS 1878 1:2.500 it is marked as 'Wesleyan', but on a comparable map of 1898 as Primitive Methodist. The 1878 map also marks the Primitive Methodists' original chapel in Loads Road, but this was no longer marked by 1898.

The older part of the building is square, and of regular coursed gritstone, with a pyramidal roof. There is a plaque above the entrance doorway, presumably proclaiming its foundation, though it is not readable from Google StreetView. A newer part has been added on the right (south-west), of irregular 'crazy paved' stone, with sealed unit double glazed windows, but which harmonises wonderfully well with the old. All in all, the churches and chapels in Holymoorside get a 'thumbs up' from me!


Now or formerly Methodist (Primitive & Wesleyan).

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 SK3377169118. 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 Holymoorside, Old Brampton, 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 15 Jun 2012 at 11:30.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 10:25:56 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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