Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Ashbourne
Primitive Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Dove House Green,
Ashbourne, 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 1846, but we understand it was closed in 1894.

The position indicated for this chapel is as marked on Old Maps of 1880-1881. Information about Methodism in Ashbourne available on the Ashbourne Methodist Circuit website indicates it was built in 1862.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/447/3/3/8) does however indicate an earlier "Primitive Methodist Chappel" in Ashbourne, erected in 1846 as a separate building, and used exclusively as a place of worship. There were free sittings for 80, and 60 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 50 in the afternoon, and 70 in the evening. The return was completed by Brian Wibberley, the Leader of the Chapel, of Market Place, Ashbourne.

According to White's Directory of 1857, it was situated in Union Street, which meets Dove House Green at right angles, so possibly it was a forerunner of the later Chapel, which became redundant in its turn when Beulah Chapel was built in Station Street in 1894, and its congregation joined that of the new Chapel. This is borne out on its disappearance from Old Maps after 1900, where it is no longer marked.

For the record, the Ashbourne Town on the Internet webpage on "Churches and Places of Worship" indicates that both the Dove House Green and Station Street buildings have now been demolished.


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 SK1781246738. 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 Ashbourne, 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 10 Nov 2014 at 15:32.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:01:39 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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