Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel, Tideswell
Primitive Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
High Street, SK17 8LB,
Tideswell, 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 in 1972, and the premises are now in secular use.

A Primitive Methodist Chapel at Tideswell is mentioned in various directories, with (according to Kelly's Directory of 1932) seating for 150.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/21/27) refers a "Chapel" in Tideswell with a Primitive Methodist congregation, erected as a separate building in 1843, and used exclusively as a place of worship. It was said to have free seating for 140, and 56 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 33 in the afternoon, and 130 in the evening, with 125 Sunday Scholars attending an afternoon class. The return was completed by William Wilkinson, its Minister, who gave his address as "Bakewell, Derbyshire". Interestingly, there was no return for a Primitive Methodist chapel in Bakewell itself.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 13th May 1884 (p.2130) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Primitive Methodist Chapel, situate at Market-street, Tideswell, in the parish of Tideswell, in the county of Derby, in the district of Bakewell, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 28th day of April, 1884, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 1st May 1884.

The Derbyshire Record Office's Non Conformist Register Guide records it as "High Street Methodist Chapel", founded about 1843, but was in Market Street until 1932. They hold records of baptisms for the period 1861-1928, and 1941-1971; and marriages 1941-1971.

They also include the information that it closed in 1972 - the corresponding notice of closure, of "METHODIST CHURCH, High Street, Tideswell" appearing in the Gazette on 12th December 1972 (p.14771).

In the present day, it is in private ownership, and in 2010, known to have been available to let as a holiday cottage.


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 SK1516175756. 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 Tideswell, 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 5 Feb 2015 at 16:06.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 17:57:26 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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