Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished?), Whitwell
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Demolished?),
Scotland Street (formerly Scotland Lane),
Whitwell, 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 1821, but we understand it was closed in 1892.

This place of worship is first noted on Old Maps of 1875, labelled as "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)", so most probably, it was the Wesleyan Chapel mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1895 as erected in 1858.

It was on the west side of Scotland Lane (now Scotland Street), and may have been a replacement for an earlier building, built in 1821. This is described in a return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/436/4/1/7) as a separate and entire building, used as a place of worship only, with free seating for 40, and 60 "other" sittings. The usual numbers of "Attendants on the Sabbath" was 50 at afternoon and evening services, and 20 Sunday Scholars at morning and afternoon classes. The return was completed by Joseph Slaynay, of "Whitwell, Worksop". The form did not provide a space for his official position.

As the building in Scotland Street is not named on Maps after 1875, it seems probable it was replaced by what is now Whitwell Methodist Church. This was opened in 1892 in Portland Street, and is described more fully elsewhere in this database. It isn't clear whether the 1858 building has survived to the present day - but if so, it is much altered.


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 SK5250376500. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 4 Dec 2014 at 15:18.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 16:13:26 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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