Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Presentation Convent Chapel Public Oratory, Matlock
Presentation Convent Chapel Public Oratory   [no longer consecrated]
Chesterfield Road, DE4 3FT,
Matlock, 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 1927, but we understand it was closed in 1990, and the premises are now in secular use.

Although it has probably never been in the mainstream of public worship, this building is, nevertheless, listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) exactly as stated - that is Presentation Convent Chapel Public Oratory.

The Convent was founded in 1927 by the Presentation Sisters, a group of missionaries based in India. Five of the Sisters had visited the UK in 1919, and were persuaded to start a School. They decided to buy the former Chesterfield House Hydro building in Matlock, on the east side of Chesterfield Road, and thus the Presentation Convent & Boarding School for Girls, listed in Kelly's Directory of 1932, was born.

It was closed as a school in 1990, and from 1993 has been a Nursing and Residential Care Home for the elderly. The Chapel, however, may have remained open, but this is assumed to be for use of the Home's residents only.

There are more details on Ann Andrews' excellent webpage of Matlock's Schools in Earlier Times, and there is a short history on the Presentation Sisters Care Centre website.

Denomination

Now or formerly Roman Catholic (Convent).

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 SK3065560630. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Matlock, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 24 Jul 2016 at 14:26.

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This Report was created 27 Oct 2019 - 00:20:17 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 15:49.

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