Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Chaddesden Old Methodist Church, Chaddesden, Derby
Chaddesden Old Methodist Church,
Chesapeake Road,
Chaddesden, Derby, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1956, but we understand it was closed by 1978.

The roots of Methodism in Chaddesden can be traced back to a deed of August 1828, in the possession of a Chaddesden resident, when a shop and ground was sold by Mr William Hingley to a Trust, formed by a group of Methodists, who subsequently erected a Chapel.

The Trustees sold the chapel in 1923 to Frank Coleman of Spondon, and Methodists continued meetings in Chaddesden School until 1935, when the school was converted into a Methodist Church.

This was reflected in notices of registrations of marriage, and their cancellations published in The London Gazette. The original chapel was registered on 8th February 1854, and its registration cancelled on 22nd August 1923. The Methodist School Chapel had been registered for marriages earlier that month, 8th August 1923, and that in turn was cancelled in a notice in the Gazette published on 9th April 1957 (p.4106).

The Church on Chesapeake Road was opened in 1956, and its own registration followed in 1959, as indicated in the following notice in the Gazette of 27th January 1959 (p.663):

A Building certified for worship named METHODIST CHURCH, Chesapeake Road, Chaddesden, in the registration district of Shardlow, in the county of Derby, was on 20th January 1959, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 22nd January 1959.

This registration was cancelled on 15th June 1978; and the building in turn has been superseded by today's Mayfield Road Methodist Church, and the Chesapeake Road premises are now the Chesapeake Community Centre.

The above account was compiled with the assistance of the immensely valuable Derby Methodist History website, and of course the Gazette.


Now or formerly 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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK3886636687. 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 Chaddesden, Derby, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 20 Dec 2018 at 13:38.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 19:53:08 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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