Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Ebenezer Chapel (Demolished), Killamarsh
Ebenezer Chapel (Demolished),
High Street (formerly Sheepcote Hill),
Killamarsh, 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 1852, but we understand it was closed in 1905.

The site of this former chapel is shown on Old Maps from 1877 labelled as "Ebenezer Chapel (Independent)". It was on the east side of High Street, and at the south west corner of a plot marked "Allotment Gardens". This abutted onto open fields, which now, like Allotment Gardens, have been replaced by modern housing. The present day Curzon Close appears to follow the boundary of the Gardens to the south.

Maps after 1903 label the building as a Sunday-school, and as such it is shown as late as 1976. It is assumed to have closed as a chapel when Killamarsh Congregational Church was built in 1905 - Kelly's Directory of 1912 states "the former chapel, erected in 1852, (is) now used as a Sunday school".

Its foundation does in fact predate this, as the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/448/4/3/17) indicates. It describes an "Independent or Congregational Meeting House" in Killamarsh as a separate building, erected "in the Autumn of one thousand Eight Hundred and forty-eight". It had free seating for 50, and standing room for 20; and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 20 in the afternoon and 30 in the evening, with 10 Sunday Scholars to a morning class. It was not used exclusively as a place of worship as "we conduct our Day-School in the same building". The return was completed by Edwin Webster, its Manager, who gave his address as "Killamarsh Near Eckington, Derbyshire". He remarked that the Building was "Much too small either as a Place of Worship - Sunday School, or Day-School" - thus leading, presumably to the erection of a new building.

The road past the Chapel has now been renamed "High Street", but the name "Sheepcote Hill" has been retained, to be applied to the general area. To the east is "Bunkers Hill", whilst around St Giles's Church, is known as "Church Town".

Denomination

Now or formerly Independent/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 SK4572380795. 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 10 Dec 2014 at 15:40.

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This Report was created 11 Sep 2017 - 19:02:10 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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