Derbyshire Places of Worship

Haddon Hall Chapel, Nether Haddon (38k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Pete Howard
Haddon Hall Chapel, Nether Haddon
Haddon Hall Chapel,
Haddon Hall,
Nether Haddon, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel does 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 the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

In former times this was also the parish church of Nether Haddon. The original chapel was part of the 12th century Hall, though it was expanded during the 14th and 15th centuries, and the present Chancel dates from 1427. [Source: the former Derbyshire Churches and Chapels website]

The following information about the Chapel 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] Note also the Old Postcard of this Chapel, showing an interior which is little changed, although the recumbent figure in white marble which can be seen on the right of this photo is not on the postcard.

The effigy is in memory of Robert Charles John Manners, Lord Haddon, who died in 1894, in his tenth year. It is carved from a plaster model designed and sculpted by his mother, the then Duchess of Rutland. The boy's parents, three sisters and younger brother, later to become the 9th Duke, have their likenesses also carved around the sides of his sleeping form.

In the Duchess's epitaph to her ‘Dear, dear little boy’, she mourns ‘Hope of my eyes, something is broken that we cannot mend’.

Bunting, Julie - The Little Chapel at Haddon Hall. Article published in The Peak Advertiser 7th April 1997.[1]


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 Chapel is located at OS grid reference SK2351966351. 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 Nether Haddon, 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 7 Oct 2018 at 13:42.

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