Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Unstone Methodist Church, Unstone
Unstone Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
Crow Lane,
Unstone, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1847, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

Mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1895 as having 100 sittings, this former chapel is now closed and in private ownership. It seems likely its congregation would have joined with that of St Mary's Anglican Church a short distance down the road, as that is now a Local Ecumenical Partnership.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/448/5/2/5) is for "Crowlane Wesleyan Chappel", township of Unstone, parish of Dronfield, erected "in the year 1847". The space available for worship was 10 yards by 9, with free sittings for 50, and 70 "other" sittings. The "Free Space or Standing Room" was "occupied by Sunday Scholars". The return was completed by John Walker, its Steward, who lived at Unstone Mill. His estimate of the number of worshippers on March 30 was 45 in the morning, and 55 in the afternoon, with 50 and 56 Sunday Scholars respectively, which he remarked was "about the average congregation when the weather was favourable". There were no evening services, nor classes.


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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK3773777430. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 26 Dec 2014 at 14:27.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 17:15:30 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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