Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Litton Methodist Church, Litton
Litton Methodist Church,
Church Lane, SK17 8QP,
Litton, 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 1834, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/19/20) for the Wesleyan Chapel in Litton describes a separate building, erected in 1834, used exclusively as a place of worship. It had free seating for 100, and 94 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 81 in the afternoon, 74 in the evening, and 100 Sunday Scholars attending an afternoon class. The return was completed by David Cornforth, its Minister, who gave his address as "Bradwell, Derbyshire".

David Cornforth and Henry Cattle were Ministers of Bradwell Methodist Circuit in 1850 - see Seth Evans's account of Wesleyanism's Establishment in Bradwell Circuit in Bradwell: Ancient and Modern (1912).

Its registration for marriage occurred in more recent times, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 6th December 1963 (p.10019) indicates:

A building certified for worship named METHODIST CHURCH, Litton, in the registration district of Bakewell, in the county of Derby, was on 29th November 1963, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949 as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 3rd December 1963.

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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 is located at OS grid reference SK1655775136. 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 Litton, 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 7 Feb 2015 at 11:17.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:43:00 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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