Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Osmaston Methodist Chapel, Osmaston, Derby
Osmaston Methodist Chapel,
London Road,
Osmaston, Derby, 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 1901, but we understand it was closed in 1967.

Adjacent to the chapel is a 'Board School' building with large date stone of 1892. However the description fits that given in Kelly's Directory of 1912 as London Road chapel, erected in 1861 ... of red brick with stone dressings, and has a gabled front, flanked by two turrets surmounted by short spires; it affords 850 sittings, 250 of which are free".

The Derby Methodist History website provides some further details:

"This cause owed its existence to the London Road Mission Band. In the summer of 1886 its members held open-air meetings at Osmaston after services had closed at Canal Street Chapel... Cottage services were then held through the winter until a joiner's shop at the end of Eton Street, overlooking the canal, was made available to rent. A flight of wooden steps, literally over the canal, led up to the room."

A few years later, in 1890 an iron chapel was opened, then in 1901 the present brick building was opened, on the same site.

When it was closed in 1967 the same website records that the congregation moved to St Martin's Methodist Church, in Flint Street, Allenton.


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 SK3700834504. 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 Osmaston, Derby, 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 16 Dec 2010 at 16:25.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 14:36:04 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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