Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Bradwell Methodist Church, Bradwell
Bradwell Methodist Church,
Towngate / Hungry Lane, S33 9JX,
Bradwell, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or had) 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 1807, and we understand it is still open.

Bradwell's Wesleyan Methodist Church was built in 1807, at a cost of £877 - replacing a preaching house dating from 1768.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/16/17) for the Wesleyan Chapel in "Bradwell in the Parish of Hope" describes a separate building erected in 1807, used exclusively as a place of worship. It had free seating for 300, and 242 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 60 in the morning, and 240 in the evening, with 136 Sunday Scholars at morning class. The average over the past 12 months differed only that there were 100 attendants on average to the morning service. The return was completed in a very clear hand by its Minister, David Cornforth, who gave his address as "Bradwell, Nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 6th March 1863 (p.1359) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named the Wesleyan Chapel, situate at Bradwell, in the parish of Hope, in the, county of Derby, in the district of Bakewell Union, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 28th day of February, 1863, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. IV., cap. 85. Dated 3rd March 1863.

In 1891, extensive renovations, with the addition of a new organ, and 'substantial stone porch' took place, at a cost of £1,358. "Many of Methodism's most famous preachers have held forth in this chapel, with which all the old families in the village have been prominently connected". [Sources: Bradwell in the Peak website, and Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986]


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 SK1730081096. 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 Bradwell, 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 3 Feb 2015 at 14:55.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 18:37:43 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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