Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Baslow
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
School Lane,
Baslow, 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 1844, but we understand it was closed by 1981, and the premises are now in secular use.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/1/20/36) for a "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel" in Baslow describes a separate building, erected in 1796, used exclusively as a place of worship. It had 94 free sittings and 91 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 101 in the afternoon, and 80 in the evening, with 51 Sunday Scholars attending a morning class. The return was completed by William Shillito, of "Baslow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire".

Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986), lists the "present" Methodist Chapel in Baslow as opening in 1844, mentioning also a Sunday School, dated 1822 which has "domestic front of three bays with external staircase at south end to upper room".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 18th June 1948 (p.3595) recorded its registration for marriages:

A separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named METHODIST CHAPEL, situated at Baslow, in Bakewell registration district in the county of Derby was on the 10th June, 1948, registered for solemnising marriages therein, pursuant to 6 and 7 Will. IV., c.85. Dated 12th June 1948.

At some time after the study reported on in the NCC booklet was undertaken (most of which had been completed by 1974) the chapel premises were transferred to the former Sunday School building, which is about 60 yards south down School Lane, whilst the earlier premises - a much larger building - were (presumably) transferred into private ownership.


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 was located at OS grid reference SK2549172474. 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 Baslow, 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 8 Jan 2015 at 11:57.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 06:15:56 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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