Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Doveridge Methodist Church, Doveridge
Doveridge Methodist Church,
Chapel Green, DE6 5JY,
Doveridge, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1805, and we understand it is still open.

The Chapel was built in 1805, according to an account of its history on Doveridge Village website, "with the encouragement of Joseph SADDLER".

Kelly's Directory of 1895 records the village "Doveridge (or Dovebridge)", is a township, extensive parish and village, on the river Dove, the old road from Derby to Uttoxeter, and on the borders of Staffordshire, 2 miles west from Uttoxeter station, 16 west from Derby, 12 north-west from Burton, and 10 south west from Ashbourne. A single sentence describes the chapel, as Wesleyan Methodist, and built in 1805. Later editions of Kelly are similarly deficient.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/374/3/5/6) is rather more illuminating, describing a Wesleyan Chapel, in "Township or Place of Doveridge", erected in 1805 as a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship. There were 100 sittings, 50 of which were free, and the estimated congregation on 30th March was 51 in the afternoon and 47 in the evening; with an average attendance over the past 12 months of 75 in the afternoon. The return was completed by Thomas Deaville, Society Steward, a Farmer, with an address of "Doveridge, Derbyshire".

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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 Church is located at OS grid reference SK1218934009. 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 Doveridge, 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 25 Oct 2018 at 12:40.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 20:52:28 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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