Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished), New Bolsover
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Chapel Lane / New Station Road,
New Bolsover, 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 1904, but we understand it was closed in 1979.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide provides the information that this chapel was built 1904, approved for marriages 1910, closed 1979 and demolished. They hold records of baptisms for the period 1911-1976, and marriages 1911-1977. Records of baptisms until 1911 are held with those of baptisms at "Hilltop, formerly Trinity, Methodist Church" (1903-1979), which also includes those of Bolsover Hillstown Methodist Chapel.

An account of Protestant Nonconformity, on the Victoria County History website (in 2014, then "Work in Progress") describes the Chapel as "a large, red-brick building with stone dressings to the doors, windows and entrance porch".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 31st December 1909 (p.9916) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH, situated at New Bolsover, in the civil parish of Bolsover, in the county of Derby, in Chesterfield registration district, was, on the 24th December, 1909, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 28th December 1909.

A corresponding notice of the cancellation, as "METHODIST CHURCH, New Bolsover, Bolsover" was published in the Gazette of 12th June 1979 (p.7423). The building was subsequently demolished; and according to David Lindley, who visited in 2010, the site is under development for housing.

There is a reproduction of an old postcard showing "Wesleyan Church & Orphanage New Bolsover" on A.N. (Neil) Bridgewater's Local History & Mining website.


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 SK4668870214. 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 New Bolsover, 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 23 Nov 2014 at 13:19.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 06:31:32 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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