Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St George's Road Methodist Church (Demolished), New Mills
St George's Road Methodist Church (Demolished),
St George's Road,
New Mills, Derbyshire.


This Church had 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 1810, but we understand it was closed in 1971.

The first "preaching house" was opened in New Mills in 1766 in the High Street (SK0014485820) but this was superseded in 1810 by a chapel in St George's Road. The old building was then demolished and in 1844 replaced by a 'Wesleyan Day and Sabbath School'.

The "new" building - described by one source simply as "a stone building, with one bell and clock" - was destined to play an important part in community life, many of the town's stalwarts worshipping there. However dwindling congregations in the 1960s inevitably resulted in its closure. This took place officially according to Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide in 1971, and sadly, it has now been demolished. Its burial ground (a substantial plot), and monuments, including 19th century table tombs, does however remain - to be found on the corner of St George's Road and its meeting with Hyde Bank Road. Ironically, perhaps the building of 1844 has survived, now the home of New Mills Revival Church, and a Listed Building.

A transcription of the MIs of St George's Road Methodist Cemetery was compiled in 1981/2, and may be found on New Mills Local History Society website. In addition, Steve Lewis's New Mills History website has a detailed account of the building, captioned "The New Chapel".

I found more details, including another photograph of the chapel, on a former New Mills Town Council website, on a page entitled A Brief History of New Mills. The page noted that "the town was described as a stronghold of Methodism", and also described two other chapels - a Association Methodists stone chapel, erected in 1838, "which, with four cottages, cost £700", and a Primitive Methodists chapel of 1827, costing £500 - both are mentioned in White's Directory of 1857. The former is probably what was known as Mount Pleasant Chapel (SK0000385713), but as yet, I have been unable to identify the Primitive Methodist Chapel, so possibly it was superseded by Spring Mount Methodist, founded in 1876.


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 was located at OS grid reference SK0027585822. 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 Mills, 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 11 Oct 2018 at 11:16.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:30:43 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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