Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Derwent Terrace Methodist Chapel, Matlock Bath
Derwent Terrace Methodist Chapel   [no longer registered]
North Parade (Derwent Terrace),
Matlock Bath, 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 by 1851, but we understand it was closed by 1974, and the premises are now in secular use.

The former Wesleyan Chapel in Matlock Bath is described on the British Listed Buildings site as built around 1860, having nave and chancel, a tower with pyramidal spire, and gabled facade with 3 blind arches.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide says it was built in 1867 and has baptism registers for the period 1906-1970, and marriages 1938-1963.

Prior to its erection, and according to information on this, and other churches in the Matlock area, on Ann Andrews' webpage of Matlock Churches and Chapels, Wesleyans in Matlock Bath had worshipped in an upper room of a house on Museum Parade.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/2/7/27) for "Matlock Bath Wesleyan Chapel" described premises which were not separate, but were used exclusively as a place of worship, with free sittings for 50, and 30 "other" sittings. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 40 to evening service - the same as the average over the last 12 months. This return was completed by W.B. Dennis, Wesleyan Minister, who gave his address as "Cromford, Derbyshire".

A notice recording the registration for marriages of "Derwent-terrace Chapel, situate at Matlock Bath" was published in The London Gazette of 25th June 1869 (p.3631). The following notice in the Gazette of 14th October 1974 (p.8952) recorded its subsequent cancellation:

The Registrar General being satisfied that the DERWENT TERRACE CHAPEL, Matlock Bath, in the registration district of Bakewell in the County of Derby is no longer used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was on 17th June 1869 registered for marriages in accordance with the Marriage Act 1836 has cancelled the registration. Dated 19th July 1974.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

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 SK2951558384. 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 15:43.

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This Report was created 22 Aug 2017 - 12:59:29 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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