Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Taddington
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Main Road / The Jarnett,
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 1833, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

The location of this chapel can be seen on Old Maps of (for instance) 1879, labelled as "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)". It is recorded in several 19th century directories as founded in 1833. This accords with the date for its erection provided on the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/1/11/19) describing a place of worship in Taddington for a "Weslian Society". It had free sittings for 58, and 40 "other" sittings, and an estimated congregation on March 30th of 15 in the afternoon, 55 in the evening, and 32 Sunday Scholars attending an afternoon class. The return was completed by Robert Broom, Chapel Steward, who gave his address as "Priestcliff, Taddington, Derbyshire".

It predates the other (Primitive) Methodist Chapel in Taddington, which was erected originally in 1843, to be replaced by a new building in 1903. One of them may have been known as "Zion", as a chapel of that name is listed in Taddington's Main Street in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010); however it has not been possible to ascertain which, as none of the Old Maps consulted label it as such.

The former Primitive Methodist Chapel is still standing, but I have been unable to find a building matching the location indicated on Old Maps for the Wesleyan Chapel in the present day, so I presume it has been demolished.


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 was located at OS grid reference SK1414871047. 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 12:09.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:15:09 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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