Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Refuge Chapel, Waingroves, Ripley
Refuge Chapel   [no longer registered]
Church Street,
Waingroves, Ripley, 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 1880, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This is, or was, quite a plain chapel, with a three bay front, and two tall round-arched windows on either side of a central round-arched doorway, surrounded by a projecting panel, too narrow to be called a porch. The sides, so far as it is possible to tell, are of 3 bays, but with apparently some alteration, possibly taking place after it was sold and converted into a private residence.

It looks like there was a plaque in the gable before conversion, but this had been plastered over. However the masonry forming the arches above the front windows is inscribed (on the left) with "Restored & Enlarged 1880", and on the right "Sunday School Centenary 1980". I do not know why it was called a "Refuge Chapel".

Waingroves was, at the time of Kelly's Directory of 1932, in the Codnor postal delivery area, but "for all civil purposes was annexed to Ripley under the Divided Parishes Act, in 1888".

Denomination

Now or formerly Free/United Methodist.

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 SK4127149292. 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 12 Nov 2013 at 11:19.

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This Report was created 2 Aug 2017 - 06:44:52 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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