Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Seymour Primitive Methodist Chapel, Woodthorpe, Staveley
Seymour Primitive Methodist Chapel,
Seymour Colliery,
Woodthorpe, Staveley, 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 before 1912, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

Seymour Colliery (and the associated Pit Village) was just to the south of Woodthorpe, but the chapel, which is mentioned in Kelly's Directories of 1912 and 1932, has not been found on any OS Map. According to an account of Woodthorpe's history, on Woodthorpe Village Community Group website, it was to the right (east) of the terraces built by the Staveley Coal and Iron Company for their workers, at the side of the road. The terraces can be seen quite clearly on Old Maps from 1877 onwards - four rows of housing, oriented south west / north east, surrounded by open fields, lying to the left (west) of the road from Woodthorpe. Seymour Colliery, and a railway line (the Seymour Colliery branch of the Midland Railway) lay to their south, where the road ended, and a smaller group of buildings to their east, near the Colliery, so possibly one of those buildings contained the chapel. Needless to say, there is no sign of either this housing, or the chapel today!


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 SK4524374136. 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 Woodthorpe, Staveley, 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 9 Oct 2018 at 13:05.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 15:29:58 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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