Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Methodist Chapel (Demolished), Castle Gresley
Methodist Chapel (Demolished),
Station Street,
Castle Gresley, 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 before 1885, but we understand it was closed about 1997.

This place of worship's first noted appearance is on OS Maps of 1885-1888, indicated as "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)". A Map of 1925 shows a Sunday School in its place, but nevertheless it seems to have been retained as a place of worship as its position is marked by a '+' on my OS Derbyshire Street Atlas of 1995.

The closure of the latter took place in 1989, as "METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL, Station Street, Church Gresley" was one of the buildings listed in The London Gazette of 16th February 1989 (p.2020) that "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified" ... dated 26th January 1989.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide mentions registers of baptisms for the period 1919-1997, and marriages 1909-1996, suggesting the Chapel stayed open after the Sunday School closed.

According to a letter on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England website, from Castle Gresley Parish Council (dated 11th January 2010), it amalgamated with High Cross Banks Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Road, after its closure, and both were integrated into one church building in Linton Heath. Meanwhile, the Station Street building has been demolished, and new housing now occupies its site. The Parish Council were providing the closure as an example of how desirable it was that any boundary change between Church Gresley and Castle Gresley should reflect its practical application.


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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK2871817869. 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 10 Oct 2018 at 10:39.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:13:58 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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