Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Banister Memorial Chapel, Shuttlewood, Bolsover
Banister Memorial Chapel,
Chesterfield Road (east side),
Shuttlewood, 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 1893, but we understand it was closed in 1993.

Though the chapel is now closed, it is still (2011) labelled on Google Maps as "Banister Memorial Chapel".

It is not known at present who "Banister" was.

It is mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1932 as a Primitive Methodist Chapel. David Lindley has supplied the information that it was opened in 1908 and closed in 1993. However according to An Historical and Architectural Study of Miners' Housing, on the Archaeology Data Service website, it was preceded by a mission church built in 1893 on the same site.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 22nd June 1951 (p.3442) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified, for religious worship, named METHODIST CHAPEL situated at Chesterfield Road, Shuttlewood, Bolsover in Chesterfield Registration District in the county of Derby was on the 12th June 1951, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to Section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. Dated 15th June 1951.

A corresponding notice of cancellation was published in the Gazette of 6th August 1993 (p.13176).


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 SK4667572756. 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 Shuttlewood, 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 29 Nov 2014 at 15:27.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 16:42:43 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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