Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Congregational Chapel, Ripley
Congregational Chapel   [no longer registered]
Butterley Hill,
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 in 1865, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/4/2/14) indicates that at that time, Ripley had a Presbyterian Chapel, erected as a separate building in 1817-1818, used exclusively as a place of worship. It had seating for (looks like) "about 300 humbel person" with an average congregation of between 12 and 24. The return was completed by Ebon C. Jones, its Minister, of "Duffield Nr. Derby".

This may have been the forerunner of Ripley's Congregational Chapel, which Kelly's Directory of 1912 records was erected in 1865, with seating for 200.

Old Maps show it as a square building, which in the present day can be seen best from the rear via Pentrich Road, as extensions to the side and front make it difficult to appreciate its original form from the front.

It is now (2013) the home of Butterley Social Club.

Purely as a matter of interest, "Ebon C Jones" was recorded on the 1851 National Census (HO107 2144/0790) at 129 Town Street, Duffield. He was a widower, born Corridigan, South Wales, about 1781 (aged 70). Living with him were an unmarried daughter, Kath H. Jones, aged 28, born Duffield, and a servant Lucy Smith, aged 47, born Shottle. He was described as "Presbyterian Minister".

Denomination

Now or formerly Congregational.

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 SK3994950876. 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 15 Dec 2013 at 12:13.

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This Report was created 31 Jul 2017 - 13:25:02 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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