Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (1851), Borrowash
Primitive Methodist Chapel (1851)   [no longer registered]
Victoria Avenue,
Borrowash, 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 1851, but we understand it was closed before 1905, and the premises are now in secular use.

The building at this location was Borrowash's first Primitive Methodist Chapel. Its successor, shown in the lower photograph is on the opposite side of the road.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/444/5/3/6) for "Borrowash Chapel" describes a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship which "was open'd for Public Service 30 Mar/51 [for the] first time". It had 100 free seats and 68 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 80 in the afternoon, and 120 in the evening. The return was completed by Edwin Hill, a Trustee of the Chapel, who lived in "Borrowash, Derbyshire".

The opening of the Chapel was a big event, as Abimeleck Hainsworth Coulson, who completed returns for the Primitive Methodist Chapels in Breaston, Dalbury Lees, and Shardlow mentioned several members of the Breaston [Bourne Chapel] congregation would be attending, and that in Shardlow (HO 129/444/3/2/5), where services were held in "A Dwelling House", they were "given up in consequence of Borrowash Chapel opening".

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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 SK4169034699. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 22 Sep 2013 at 16:07.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 21:03:10 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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