Derbyshire Places of Worship

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High Cross Banks Methodist Church, Castle Gresley
High Cross Banks Methodist Church,
Mount Pleasant Road (opposite Chapel Street),
Castle Gresley, 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 before 1885, and we understand it is still open.

The first noted appearance of this former Primitive Methodist Chapel is on OS Maps of 1885-1888. It is a large three-bay building of red brick. The outer bays each have a pointed-arched doorway, approached by their own flight of steps. Above them are oblong windows of 3 lights. The centre bay has a similar three light window with curved top on the lower level. Above it is a "neo-gothic" pointed-arched window with 5 lights, which appears to contain stained glass. So there are possibly 2 floors, and a basement. There is a band of stone at the lower floor level, containing a series of dedication plaques, with inscriptions. Next door, on the left is what was probably a Sunday School.

It appears to be still open for worship in the present day, but it is not clear whether this is for Methodist worship, or whether it has been adopted by another denomination. In fact, the latter seems probable, since according to a letter on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England website, from Castle Gresley Parish Council (dated 11th January 2010), it was amalgamated with Station Street Methodist Church after its closure (about 1997), and both were integrated into one church building in Linton Heath.


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 Church is located at OS grid reference SK2833317507. 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 Castle Gresley, 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 8 Aug 2013 at 09:58.

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This Report was created 29 Nov 2023 - 02:43:04 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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