Derbyshire Places of Worship

Elder Yard Chapel, Chesterfield (113k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of James Barry, Unitarian Church HQ
Elder Yard Chapel, Chesterfield
Elder Yard Chapel (link to Chapel's website)
Elder Yard,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Chapel has (or 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 1694, and we understand it is still open.

Recorded in Kelly's Directory of 1895 as the oldest dissenting place of worship in the town.

The accompanying image is a reproduction of a wood-cut from Pictures of Unitarian Churches, by Emily Sharpe (1901), available in the Document Library of the Unitarians UK website. The text at the bottom of the image reads:

Elder Yard Chapel, Chesterfield (Derbyshire).
Built in 1694, and an addition made at the east end in 1823.

[Image reproduced by kind permission of James Barry, Unitarian Church HQ]

Denomination

Now or formerly Presbyterian/Unitarian.

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 is located at OS grid reference SK3832571232. 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 27 Oct 2011 at 17:19.

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This Report was created 14 Mar 2017 - 04:03:27 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Aug 2016 at 10:57.

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