Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Glenorchy Independent Chapel (Demolished), Matlock Bath (Cromford)
Glenorchy Independent Chapel (Demolished),
Dale Road [A6],
Matlock Bath (Cromford), 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 1777, but we understand it was closed by 1951.

Glenorchy Chapel was built originally as a private (Church of England) chapel for Richard Arkwright, when it was known as 'Cromford Chapel'; but in 1784, it was purchased by Willielma, Viscountess Glenorchy (Lady Glenorchy), who opened as a place of public worship for Independents.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/2/7/26) for "Glenorchy Chapel", in the district of Matlock Bath, describes a separate building, erected about 1777, for the exclusive use of "Independents or Congregational". It had 100 free, and 250 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 90 in the morning, 20 in the afternoon, and 180 in the evening; whilst 60 Sunday Scholars attended in the morning, and 20 in the evening. The return was completed by T.M. Newnes, its Minister, who gave his address as "Matlock Bath, Derbyshire".

A notice recording the registration for marriages of "Independent Chapel, situated at Matlock Bath, in the parish of Matlock" was published in The London Gazette of 6th October 1837 (p.2564). The following notice in the Gazette of 7th September 1951 (p.4723) recorded its subsequent cancellation:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Building formerly known as INDEPENDENT CHAPEL situated at Matlock Bath in the registration district of Bakewell in the county of Derby which was duly registered for marriages under the provisions of the Marriage Act, 1836 is now no longer used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so registered, and that the registry thereof was therefore on the 29th day of August 1951 formally cancelled by the Registrar General. Dated 5th September 1951.

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

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 SK2935757224. 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 23 Jan 2015 at 14:43.

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This Report was created 4 May 2017 - 07:56:48 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Aug 2016 at 10:57.

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