Wessington Primitive Methodist chapel

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Wessington Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1998

former Wessington Primitive Methodist chapel

Back Lane, Wessington, ALFRETON, DE55 6EA

By Christopher Hill

The chapel was built in 1849 and rebuilt in 1904.  The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) says that the main employment was stocking manufacture and that the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists had chapels. 

Interestingly, Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland records that in 1891 there were two Primitive Methodist chapels in Wessington township.

The chapel is now a house.

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 25/01/2015.
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Derbyshire Record Office:

Ref. D268: Amber Row Primitive Methodist Chapel, Wessington, built has a temporary Chapel to serve Amber Row & Amber Terrace, opened 1882, closed c.1905-6.

Ref. D4268/2/1: Papers regarding closure and sale of PM Chapel.

There are some records amongst collection D4268 continuing up to c.1932, 1933-1938, yet this Chapel was sold by the Primitive Methodist Connexion. Note: It is not clear if some of these later records are for the PM Chapel on Back Lane, Wessington?.

Amber Row within the Parish of Wessington. 

By Raymond E.O.Ella
On 09/05/2018