Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Stoney Middleton
Wesleyan Reform Chapel,
Bottom Cliff / The Fold,
Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel does 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 1829, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/3/12) for the Wesleyan Chapel in Stoney Middleton describes a separate building, erected in 1827, used exclusively as a place of worship. It had seating for 100, 80 "other" sittings, and no standing room; and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 35 in the morning, and 120 in the evening, with morning and afternoon Sunday School classes attended by 60 and 70 Scholars respectively. The return was completed by Samuel Hereman, Officiating preacher, with Benjamin Cooper also signing, as Steward. The address given was Stoney Middleton, Near Bakewell, Derbyshire"; but there is no record in the 1851 Census of a Samuel Hereman living there. The nearest is a Samuel Herman [or Henman] at Baslow, aged 49, and recorded as "Clerk Amanuerensis". The congregation was recorded as "Wesleyan Methodists", although it is understood the Chapel became "Wesleyan Reform" in 1849.

I was unable to find a notice of its registration for marriages in The London Gazette, so I assume it was not.

There may be more information available by by selecting one or more of the accompanying images on the right.


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 is located at OS grid reference SK2298475513. 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 Stoney Middleton, 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 2 Feb 2015 at 15:51.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 16:12:06 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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