Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Friends Meeting House, Matlock
Friends Meeting House   [no longer registered]
Jackson Road / Jackson Tor Road, DE4 3JQ,
Matlock, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church 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 1720, but we understand it was closed by 1933, and the premises are now in secular use.

This former Friends' Meeting House is situated on the north-east corner of the junction of Jackson Road with Jackson Tor Road. It is built of local stone, with a large front-facing window of four lights, with a diamond-shaped aperture in the gable, and overhanging eaves with a trifoliate decoration, which in the present day are painted deep pink. It also has 2 side "aisles", separately roofed, and each with its own pointed-arched doorway.

The building has since been converted to residential occupation. It ceased to be used by the Friends in 1933, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 31st March 1933 (p.2206) indicates:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Place of Meeting for religious worship, described as FRIEND'S MEETING HOUSE, situated at Jackson Road, in the civil parish of Matlock, in the registration district of Bakewell, in the county of Derby, which was duly certified for worship on the 19th day of November, 1908, has wholly ceased to be used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so certified, and that the Registrar General has caused the record of the certification thereof to be cancelled pursuant to the Act 18 & 19 Vict., c.81, from the 29th day of March, 1933. Dated 29th March 1933.

Thereafter, it appears to have been adopted by an Assemblies of God congregation, when it became known as "Tor Side Hall".

For more information about the Meeting House, and other churches in the Matlock area, see Ann Andrews' excellent webpage of Matlock Churches and Chapels.

Denomination

Now or formerly Quaker.

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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK3001960869. 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 8 Nov 2014 at 11:53.

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