Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Remains of Methodist Burial Ground, Hadfield
Remains of Methodist Burial Ground,
Chapel Walk (or Chaple Way), footpath off Chapel Lane,
Hadfield, Derbyshire.

Church History

This Cemetery or Burial Ground was founded in 1804, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

Some Old Maps, for example OS 1889 1:2,500 mark this location as a Burial Ground (Disused)

Note that the street it was adjacent to is named "Chaple Way" (sic) on Google Street View.

This was attached to the original Methodist Chapel, built by Mr. John Thornley, a local mill owner, in 1804 - the first to be built in the Borough of Glossop and surrounds, though earlier meetings had taken place at his mill, now submerged by the Valehouse Reservoir. It proved to be too small for an expanding congregation, when more cotton mills were being built, and in 1876 it was replaced by a new Chapel in Bank Street.

A fuller account of the chapel's history is available on a webpage provided by the Glossop Heritage Trust of Glossopdale Churches and Chapels.


Now or formerly a Cemetery (Methodist).

In most cases this will be a record of its original consecration.


This Cemetery was located at OS grid reference SK0187596024. 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 Hadfield, 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 19 Mar 2011 at 19:24.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 10:56:48 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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