Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Chapel, Riddings
Wesleyan Chapel   [no longer registered]
Spring Road,
Riddings, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

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 1838, but we understand it was closed after 1995, and the premises are now in secular use.

Described by Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986) as "brick and slate, three-bay front with open pediment and large panel inscribed in raised characters 'Wesleyan / A.D. 1838'".

Attached to the Chapel on its right is an old cottage of two storeys but which is dwarfed by the Chapel. Its appearance suggests it predates the chapel, and as this is old quarter of Riddings (or slightly on the periphery), there may have been other cottages occupying the space where the Chapel is now, and perhaps meetings may have taken place there before the Chapel was built.

It is still marked with a '+' on my OS Street Atlas of 1995, but today it is understood to be in secular use. [Sources: Rosemary Lockie, Janet Kirk]

There may be more information available by by selecting one or more of the accompanying images on the right.

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4314552603. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 12 Mar 2011 at 00:00.

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This Report was created 19 Oct 2021 - 09:44:32 BST 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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