Hepthorne Lane Primitive Methodist chapel

New Street North Wingfield, Chesterfield S42 5JJ

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Hepthorne Lane Primitive Methodist chapel

Hepthorne Lane Primitive Methodist chapel appears in an article on the Clay Cross circuit in the Christian Science Messenger of 1910. It says

HEPTHORNE LANE was opened in 1870 by Mr. R. Banister, who gave land for the building. The chapel, etc., are now too small for the school and congregations. Land has been purchased, and part of the boundary wall erected at a total cost of about £160. The debt on the church is cleared, and a fund is being raised for the erection of up-to-date premises for congregation and school. It is anticipated that building operations will shortly be commenced.

The chapel is labelled on the 1878-81 – very soon after its opening – Ordnance Survey map as being Primitive Methodist, but its footprint doesn’t appear to change after that so I doubt whether the school accommodation discussed in the magazine was ever built.. The building is last labelled as a chapel on the 1939 map, but it is still there in 1982. It has since disappeared.

There is a gravel floored car park there on Street View in 2011.

Rev David Sharp tells us that his Prim great grandfather, William Thomas Salway, was involved  at Hepthorne Lane before transferring to Bridge Street, Clay Cross.

Reference

Christian Science Messenger of 1910 page 249

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