Tideswell Primitive Methodist Chapel Derbyshire

This chapel was completed in 1893. It closed in the 1960's and the congregation joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Fountain Street Tideswell.

Aerial view of chapel taken from the Parish Church Tower
1895 Tideswell Primitive Methodist Chapel as it was in 1999
Keith Guyler 1999
Tideswell Primitive Methodist chapel
Christian Messenger 1921/74

In 1845 a Primitive Methodist chapel was built on the site of the old manor house. Later in 1876 it was decided to build a larger chapel but many problems were encountered and it was not until 1893 that a new chapel was finally completed. It had seating for 150.

The existing building was then used by the Sunday school, a youth group and the Tideswell Band used to practice there.

The chapel never had a resident minister but was always part of the Bradwall Circuit. It closed in the 1960’s.

In 1999/2000 the chapel was bought and converted into three flats. It remains like that today but still has a special presence on the High Street.

Photos taken May 2012.

OS Map ref:119:152758

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  • The 1881 Primitive Methodist magazine (1881 page 60) contains a note about Tideswell Primitive Methodist society. They had acquired a plot of land next to the chapel with the intention of building school accommodation.

    By Christopher Hill (13/04/2020)

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