Derbyshire Places of Worship

We have 1 Image Primitive Methodist Chapel (Zion?), Taddington Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Zion?), Taddington
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Zion?)   [no longer registered]
Main Road / Chapel Lane,
Taddington, 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 1843, but we understand it was closed by 2010, and the premises are now in secular use.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/1/11/20) for "Primitive Methodist Chappel" in Taddington describes a separate building erected in 1843, with free sittings for 50, and 50 "other" sittings, and used exclusively as a place of worship. The estimated number attending services on March 30th was 33 in the evening, with 21 Sunday Scholars at an afternoon class. Curiously, the overall total for the evening is given as "47", though nothing has been filled in to indicate attendance at a Sunday School class then. The return was completed by Ralph Bagshaw, in his capacity as a Trustee, with an address of "Taddington Nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire".

The plaque above the door reads "Primitive Methodist Church 1903", so evidently the present building replaced the one described above. A building is listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) as "Zion Methodist Chapel" in Taddington's Main Street. It is not known whether it was this one, or the other chapel, also in Main Street, which is shown on Old Maps as a Wesleyan Chapel.

There is now no trace of the latter, and it is also probable that since our photograph of this chapel was taken (2004) it is now in secular ownership, as the official-looking notice boards which are present on the front of the building were no longer be seen in 2010, at the time of a Google "drive-past".

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


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 SK1454571043. 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 Taddington, 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 1 Jan 2015 at 12:19.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:43:40 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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