Derbyshire Places of Worship

Flagg Unitarian Church, Flagg, Chelmorton (57k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
Flagg Unitarian Church, Flagg, Chelmorton
Flagg Unitarian Church,
Main Road, SK17 9QT,
Flagg, Chelmorton, Derbyshire.


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 1838, but we understand it was closed in 2004.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/1/14/24) for "Unitarian Chapel" in Flagg describes a separate building erected in 1839 used exclusively as a place of worship. It had seating for 130, all free, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 20 in the afternoon, with 30 Sunday Scholars attending both a morning and afternoon class. The return was completed by William Sutherland, its Minister, who gave his address as "Flagg near Bakewell".

I have not found any notices in The London Gazette relating to the Chapel's registration for marriages.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] When this photograph was taken (April 2004), the Unitarian Church in Flagg was leased to the Church of England; however it was offered for sale to private ownership later that year, appearing in the ‘For Sale’ section of the Peak Advertiser newspaper, on 15th November 2004, and it is now a private dwelling.

The Methodist Chapel in Flagg, at the crossroads of Main Street with Mycock Lane, is apparently (in 2010) still open.[1]


Now or formerly 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.


This Church was located at OS grid reference SK1344968588. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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 Flagg, Chelmorton, 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.


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Information last updated on 6 Jan 2015 at 14:44.

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This Report was created 26 Sep 2020 - 14:01:36 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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