Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Giles's Chapel (Demolished), Palterton, Scarcliffe
St Giles's Chapel (Demolished),
Main Street,
Palterton, Scarcliffe, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Chapel had a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in the 12th century, but we understand it was closed in 1539.

The site of this Chapel, and a Chapel Yard, can be seen on Old Maps from 1877. An account of its history may be found on Richards Bygone Times website. Briefly, both the Chapel, and St Leonard's Church in Scarcliffe were founded by Ralf de Aincourt and his wife Matilda; two of their sons were ordained priests and served the chapels. Hubert Fitzralph, Matilda's son by her first marriage, succeeded to their estates, and gave the Chapel to Darley Abbey. It was built of "stone worked from the magnesium limestone on the escarpment on which it was built", and (summarising from the above website) its appearance may have been similar to St Andrew's Chantry Chapel on Scarsdale Edge in Glapwell, of which ruins survive, and the ones built at Rowthorne and Stainsby.

In the present day, its site is occupied by a private house.

Denomination

Now or formerly Augustinian.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK4745568208. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 8 Sep 2013 at 15:34.

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This Report was created 9 Oct 2017 - 12:47:27 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

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