Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Hepthorne Lane Methodist Church, North Wingfield
Hepthorne Lane Methodist Church,
Station Road / Berry Street, S42 5JE,
North Wingfield, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 before 1891, but we understand it was closed in 2004.

Hepthorne Lane Methodist Church is a rectangular building, of a single storey, but with two tiers of windows in the front facing the road. There are two small pointed-arched windows either side of a wide central porch, and 2 similar larger windows above the porch. The lower level is brick, and the upper level has a stucco finish. Above the windows, spanning the gable, is a band of stonework with the legend "Primitive Methodist Church 1914".

The observant reader will note that whilst the name of the Church is "Hepthorne Lane", it is situated in Station Street. Early Old Maps show there was an earlier Primitive Methodist Chapel on the opposite side of the road, nearer to the cluster of houses named "Hepthorne Lane" - so evidently this building replaced it, and the name was retained.

Curiously, its closure was recorded in The London Gazette of 27th October 2004 (p.13566) as one of the buildings which "are no longer used by the congregations on whose behalf they were recorded for worship in accordance with the Places of Worship Act 1855". It was listed as "THE METHODIST CHAPEL, Hepthorne Lane, North Wingfield, Chesterfield", without a date of its original certification. However, another notice 2 months later, recorded that "HEPTHORNE LANE METHODIST CHURCH, Station Road, North Wingfield" was on 9 December 2004 registered for solemnising marriages, so I am not sure what that means. It is not listed today (2013) on the Methodist Church's Borders Mission Circuit website, so it may well have closed, to reopen with a new (non-methodist) congregation, whilst retaining the name.


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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK4037364953. 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 North Wingfield, 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 3 Aug 2013 at 16:53.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 06:13:46 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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