Derbyshire Places of Worship

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General Baptist Chapel, Hartshorne
General Baptist Chapel   [no longer registered]
Ticknall Lane,
Hartshorne, 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 in 1845, but we understand it was closed in 1940, and the premises are now in secular use.

Hartshorne Baptist Chapel is shown on Old Maps as an isolated building in Ticknall Lane, about half way between the Admiral Rodney Inn, on Repton Road, and the former Saw Mill, with (in 1881-82) its huge Mill Pond.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/414/2/9/17) for "General Baptist Chapel", Hartshorne is for a separate building, erected in 1845, and used exclusively as a place of worship. There was free seating for 84, and 16 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 45 to afternoon service, and the same in the evening, with 19 Sunday Scholars to an afternoon class. The return was completed by John Henry Wood, a Deacon, who lived in Melbourne. He remarked that the Society at Hartshorne is a branch of the G.B. Church at Melbourne. The informant signs as Deacon of the church & as officiating at Hartshorne on this day".

Thanks to information on the Hartshorne Village website, we know it closed in 1940, and it is now a private house. See also their account of the "Screw Mill", and why there was such a large Mill Pond.

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 SK3251921237. 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 24 Oct 2013 at 09:34.

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This Report was created 19 Oct 2017 - 12:53:24 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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