Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Methodist Chapel & Sunday School, Little Hucklow
Methodist Chapel & Sunday School   [no longer registered]
Little Hucklow, 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 1826, but we understand it was closed after 1995, and the premises are now in secular use.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records Little Hucklow with Great Hucklow, and as a township, 2½ miles from Tideswell and 1 mile north-west from Great Hucklow. Its Primitive Methodist chapel was said to be built in 1826.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/12/14) for a "Sunday School Room" in Little Hucklow, with a religious denomination of "nil" describes a building erected in 1815 as an "entire Sunday School", "occasional[l]y used as a Place of Worship". The number of sittings was unspecified but they were "all Free. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 40 in the afternoon, and 30 Sunday Scholars, and the return was completed by Richard Chapman, who gave his "Official Character" as "Nil", and his address as "Little Hucklow, Near Tideswell, Derbyshire". He remarked that it was "open to Prodestants [sic] if they please to give us a Sermon under no Religious Denomination. It belongs to the Freeholders within the Township of Little Hucklow".

However, a few years later, White's Directory of 1857, under the heading for "Hucklow Little", recorded that the Primitive Methodists have [had] a small chapel [t]here. The plaque above the entrance of the building in the photograph has a date of 1854, and refers to a Sunday School, so perhaps the present building was erected on the foundations of the one described in the 1851 Census. The site, close to the Village Green, is nevertheless marked as a chapel on large-scale OS Maps; and with a '+' in 1995, when my Derbyshire Street Atlas was published. Even so, it is believed to have closed since then, and is now (at the time of the photograph, 2010) in secular use.


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 SK1636878597. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 1 Feb 2015 at 12:32.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 06:08:55 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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