Calow Green Primitive Methodist chapel

Calow Green S44 5XQ

The Primitive Methodist magazine for March 1855 contains an account by J Hirst of the opening of Calow Green Primitive Methodist chapel – although spelled here Calon Green.

“CALON GREEN, CHESTERFIELD CIRCUIT.—On Lord’s day, Jan. 7th, and Monday, Jan. 8th, 1855, a new and commodious chapel was opened at this place. On the former day three sermons were preached by the Rev. R. Parks, of Nottingham, and on Monday, the 8th, 160 persons took tea together, after which a public meeting was held, when addresses were delivered by the Revs. R. Parks, W. Price, J. Hirst, C. H. Boden, and Mr. E. Gibson.

The congregations were very large, and the collections, tea meeting, etc., produced more than £13. The trustees very generously provided for the tea at their own cost. The site on which the chapel is erected has been given by Earl Manvers. Thanks to all who have assisted on this occasion. Other services are to be held after awhile. The Lord is converting sinners in the circuit.”

The chapel can still be found on the 1:10,560 Ordnance Survey maps in 1955 (although still marked as “Prim Meth chapel” – on the 1938 1:2,500 map it had been marked as “Methodist church”) but has disappeared by 1962.

On Google STreet View in 2012 the site at the entrance to Moor Farm is now the garden of a late twentieth century house, although there are piles of bricks that may be from the former chapel.


Primitive Methodist magazine March 1855 pp.177-178


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