Draycott Primitive Methodist chapel

Derwent Street, Draycott, Derby DE72 3NF

Although it rained heavily, the foundation stone for Draycott Primitive Methodist chapel was laid on August 12th 1865. Celebrations which included tea for 130 in Mr Smith’s wagon hovel which was “beautifully garnished and festooned for the occasion”.

Speakers included Revs R Robinson and S Antliff, Mr Smith and Mrs Robinson (who laid the stone). She also gave £10 of the £20 raised on the day.

The chapel was built in due course and still exists. Next to it is a later (1897) , larger building, the S Antliff Memorial church (Prims were posher by that time)- presumably the Rev S Antliff who spoke at the foundation stone laying for the 1865 building.

The society still operates.


Primitive Methodist magazine 1866 page 46-47

Draycott Primitive Methodist chapel

Comments about this page

  • I’m guessing he may have had some help…..!

    By Liz Alvey (27/10/2021)
  • Brilliant job for an 11 year old!

    By Christopher Hill (27/10/2021)
  • Norris Slater Antliff who apparently laid one of the stones in 1897 was the grandson of Rev Samuel Antliff and being born in 1886 was aged only about 11 years old at the time! William Norris Antliff was one of the sons of Rev Samuel and uncle to Norris Slater. I’m related to them through Judith Antliff nee Norris, wife of Rev Samuel. She was the sister of my great, great grandmother Mary.

    By Liz Alvey (26/10/2021)

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