Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Town End Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Bolsover
Town End Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Welbeck Road, S44 6BZ,
Bolsover, 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 1898, but we understand it was closed in 1973.

Town End Methodist Chapel was built in 1898 to replace Bolsover's first Primitive Methodist Chapel, erected in Cotton Street in 1864. Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide provides the information that it was approved for Marriage in 1900, and closed in 1973.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 20th February 1900 (p.1185):

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building named Primitive Methodist Chapel, situated at Town End, Bolsover, in the civil parish of Bolsover, in the county of Derby, in the registration district of Chesterfield, being a building certified according to law as a place of meeting for religious worship, was on the fifteenth day of February, 1900, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, c.85. Dated 15th February 1900.

A corresponding notice of the closure of "METHODIST CHAPEL, Town End, Bolsover" was published in the Gazette of 10th May 1973 (p.5899).

An account of Nonconformity in Bolsover, on the Victoria County History website (in 2014, then "Work in Progress") records that its closure followed the reduction of Bolsover Methodist Circuit to a single minister in the early 1970s, and the consequent decision to close one of Bolsover's two Methodist Churches. Trinity Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan Methodist) in Hill Top was chosen to stay open, as they had more room to expand.

Thereafter the Town End Chapel was demolished, and a Methodist retirement home was built on the site, which now (2014) goes by the name of "Pegasus Court".


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 SK4760370458. 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 Bolsover, 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 21 Nov 2014 at 15:51.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 05:27:33 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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