Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Dore Methodist Church ("Mount Zion Chapel"), Dore
Dore Methodist Church ("Mount Zion Chapel"),
High Street / Savage Lane, S17 3GU,
Dore, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel does 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 1860, and we understand it is still open.

The plaque shown in one of our photographs reads: "This Methodist Church which was erected in 1860 was reconstructed and enlarged in 1962". It is recorded in Bulmer's Directory of 1895 as "Mount Zion Chapel, belonging to the Primitive Methodists... a large stone structure, built in 1860, and lately altered and improved at an expense of over £500".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 14th August 1908 (p.5994) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named MOUNT ZION PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL, situated at Dore, in the civil parish of Dore, in the county of Derby, in Ecclesall Bierlow registration district, was, on the 6th August, 1908, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6th and 7th Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 7th August 1908.

Despite this registration, there are, apparently, no surviving records of baptisms or marriages, either at Derbyshire Record Office, or at Sheffield Archives.

Anciently, Dore was a chapelry of Dronfield. It was created a separate parish in 1844, then in 1928 and 1933 was transferred to the City of Sheffield for civil purposes.


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 is located at OS grid reference SK3081181181. 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 Dore, 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 10 Dec 2018 at 11:15.

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This Report was created 29 Nov 2023 - 02:46:45 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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