Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Baptist Chapel, Shardlow
Baptist Chapel   [no longer registered]
The Wharf,
Shardlow, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel did NOT have 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 before 1830, but we understand it was closed before 1859, and the premises are now in secular use.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/444/3/2/7) records a "General Baptist Chapel" in Shardlow, erected in 1830 as a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship. It had free seats for 80, and 70 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 70. The return was completed by Thomas Gilbert, its Manager, who lived at "Shardlow, Derbyshire". He added a note that "Service is held in this Chapel every Sabath Evening And Every Tuesday Evening".

According to an account on the Shardlow Heritage Centre website, services and Sunday School classes were held in the house attached to The Malt Shovel Inn prior to the Chapel being built. This was according to the Memoirs of George Gilbert (1817-1894), Thomas's son.

Denomination

Now or formerly General Baptist.

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 SK4442330541. 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 23 Sep 2013 at 08:35.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2017 - 07:07:43 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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