Buxton Primitive Methodist Chapel Derbyshire

This Chapel was built in 1890, and is situated on London Road.

Elaine and Richard Pearce May 2012
Elaine and Richard Pearce May 2012
Elaine and Richard Pearce May 2012
1890 Buxton Primitive Methodist Chapel in London Road, as it was in 1999
Keith Guyler 1999

Buxton Primitive Methodist Chapel is now used by the Buxton Community Church and is still open.

Photos taken May 2012

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earlier chapel on the site

The chapel in the photographs is the second chapel on the site. There’s an account by Thomas Randall in the Primitive Methodist magazine for 1871 page 245 of an earlier one, together with a Sunday school and adjacent minister’s house,  opened in 1869 , Most of the account is about how much it cost and how the money was raised. The 1869 chapel was replaced by the present building only 20 years later; there must have been a problem.

BuxtonAfter being subjected to considerable inconvenience for the last forty years for want of a suitable building in which to worship, our society in the town of Buxton is now established in the occupancy of a neat and commodious chapel.

From the balance sheet, which has Just been presented, it appears that the cost of its erection, including nearly a thousand yards of freehold land in the main thoroughfare of the town, is £8530. Towards this amount the sum of £447 has been raised ; £83, in outstanding bills, the trustees intend to beg as speedily as possible, leaving a debt of £300 upon the building.

Detached from the chapel, and facing the road, a minister’s residence has been erected at a cost of £259, the interest of which is met by the circuit.

A bazaar held in behalf of the building fund, the profits of which are included in the before-mentioned figures, realised £174 17s. 8d. The following are the names of the stall-holders, With the amounts raised by them respectively :–Mesdames Sellers and Wild, £26 12s. 9d. ; Mesdames Cantrill and Fidler, £23 0s. 10d. ; the Mlsses Morten and Harrison, £57 2s. 1d. ; Mesdames Randal and Prime, £44 0s. 6d. The refreshment stall realised £7 19s. 11d. ; money taken at the door amounted to £6 ls. 7d. His Grace the Duke of Devonshire also forwarded £10 to the bazaar.

To all the before-mentioned friends, and to many others who deserve honourable mention, but whose names cannot be here inserted, great praise is due. THOMAS RANDAL “

Comments about this page

  • I’ve added an account from the Primitive Methodist magazine of the opening of a previous chapel on the same site some twenty years earlier.

    By Christopher Hill (05/04/2020)
  • Moses Nadin and his wife Sarah were both well known members of the Primitive Methodist Church on London Road. For forty years he was Society Steward and for fifteen years until his death in 1916 was Chapel Keeper

    By Revd Dennis Nadin (27/11/2013)

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