Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Middleton, Youlgreave
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Middleton Square,
Middleton, Youlgreave, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1850, but we understand it was closed before 1965.

This was a wooden building, recorded in White's Directory of 1857 as built in 1850 at a cost of £90, with accomodation for about 100. The corresponding return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/1/25/47) for "Primitive Methodist Chapel" in Middleton confirms the date of 1850, and that it was a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship. The accomodation was divided into 55 free, and 32 "other" sittings; and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 65 in the afternoon, 80 in the evening, following on from a morning class of 36 Sunday Scholars. The return was completed by Francis Pursglove, its Manager, who gave his address as "Middleton by Youlgreave, Bakewell".

So far as I can gather, it stood in the Square, close to where the bus stop is now, and where a telephone box used to be. It was demolished in the early 1960s, and apparently in the early 2000s, so was the telephone box. [Source: the free newsletter for villages of Alport, Middleton and Youlgrave (2000 edition, pp.2-3) - The Bugle]


Now or formerly Primitive 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 was located at OS grid reference SK1955963217. 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 Middleton, Youlgreave, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 9 Jan 2015 at 12:46.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 17:06:06 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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