Holloway Primitive Methodist Chapel


Original P.M. Chapel.
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P.M. Chapel, approach from Chapel Lane,
Rev. David Leese
1852 Date stone.
Rev. David Leese
Current house sign (2017)
Rev. David Leese

Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane, Holloway, Derbyshire.

Located nearly end of Chapel Lane, on the right of the lane (vehicular access with care).

Kelly’s Directory records a Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1883, and “the old chapel built in 1852” which became the Sunday school. It was described as a “neat stone building in the old English style of architecture, and will seat about 120 hearers.”

1852 also saw the building of the present Methodist chapel in Church street, known as John Smedley’s chapel, formerly a Free Methodist chapel, and subsequently a United one.

It is understood that the Primitive Methodist chapel closed in 1965.

It now has a sign stating “Florence Nightingale’s chapel.”


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  • The 1883 Primitive Methodist magazine (page 571) tells us they were starting work on a new Primitive Methodist chapel at Holloway to replace the 1852 one which had become “inadequate”. It would cost around £640 of which they had already raised half.

    The chapel is described as standing “in a picturesque situation in one of the most beautiful Derbyshire valleys, and close by the residence of Miss Florence Nightingale.”

    By Christopher Hill (25/04/2020)

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