Derby wooden Primitive Methodist chapel

bought second hand from the School Board

The 1888 Primitive Methodist magazine tells us that somewhere in Derby, in an area where there was no Non-conformist place of worship, the Primitive Methodists started a mission.  Three years later they bought second hand from the School Board a redundant wooden building that had been in use as a school and fitted it out as a chapel.

Strenuous efforts were being made to meet the whole of the cost within the coming twelve months.

That’s all the article tells us – apart from a spirit of optimism.

Where was this chapel? Is it part of the story of one of the other Derby chapels on this site?


Primitive Methodist magazine 1888

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  • Thanks for solving the mystery John. I have added the information to the Dean Street page, credited to you.

    By Christopher Hill (23/08/2021)
  • This is Dean Street PM Chapel in Derby that is referenced elsewhere on the website and the current building still in use was built to replace these temporary buildings. The architect was the son of Dr Samuel Antcliffe who designed number of chapels in the Derby area including his father’s memorial chapel at Draycott, That Dean Street is the chapel in question is evidenced by History of the Derby and District Affiliated Free Churches by B A M Alger (1901), p. 126-127

    By John McCartney (22/08/2021)

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