Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Kirkcroft Lane Methodist Church (Demolished), Killamarsh
Kirkcroft Lane Methodist Church (Demolished),
Kirkcroft Lane,
Killamarsh, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church did 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 1896, but we understand it was closed in 1975.

This chapel would appear to have been consumed by new housing development, as there is no trace of it in Kirkcroft Lane in the present day. It is however listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) as "Kirkcroft Lane Methodist Church", with an address of "Church Town"; and its position is recorded on Old Maps from 1898, as "Methodist Chapel (Free United)", until 1971, when it is labelled as "Killamarsh Methodist Church", but not on the next available Map, of 1976.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 mentions Primitive, and United Methodist Chapels in Killamarsh, but is unable to provide a date of foundation for either of them. Their 1895 directory mentions just the Primitive Chapel, so it is presumed the United Methodist Chapel was not yet built.

This was, in fact the case. Available records of Killamarsh Methodist Churches are included in Sheffield Methodist South Circuit; and those for "Killamarsh United Methodist Free Church (Kirkcroft Lane) include a Certificate as a Place of Worship 1896, a Final Service Sheet 1975, and a Church Register for the periods 1893-c1920, 1928-c1970s.

No notices of its solemnization for marriages have been found in The London Gazette, so presumably these records do not include marriages.


Now or formerly Free/United 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 SK4589880920. 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 Killamarsh, 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 9 Dec 2014 at 15:16.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 16:55:04 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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