Derbyshire Places of Worship

Padfield Independent Chapel (now Congregational Church), Padfield, Glossop (1) (63k) Padfield Independent Chapel (now Congregational Church), Padfield, Glossop (2) (47k) Above Photograph(s)
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Padfield Independent Chapel (now Congregational Church), Padfield, Glossop
Padfield Independent Chapel (now Congregational Church) (link to Chapel's website)
Temple Street, SK13 1EX,
Padfield, Glossop, 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 1828, and we understand it is still open.

Padfield's first Independent Chapel was built in 1828, for £265. It had just 12 pews. The present building is its replacement, built (so far as I can tell, from the history available on Glossopdale Churches and Chapels) in 1901. The chapel was originally founded as a branch of Tintwistle Independent Chapel. This link was severed in 1972, when the chapel's congregation voted not to join Tintwistle in becoming part of the United Reformed Church. The following year they joined with Charlesworth Congregational Church, and they now share a minister.

In 1875, Padfield became part of the newly formed parish of Hadfield. Prior to that, they were respectively, chapelry and township of Glossop. [Sources: Glossop Heritage Trust - Local History Articles, and Kelly's Directory (1895)]


Now or formerly 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.


This Chapel is located at OS grid reference SK0303296167. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 13 Mar 2011 at 10:53.

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