Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Mary's Gate Baptist Chapel (Demolished), Derby
St Mary's Gate Baptist Chapel (Demolished),
St Mary's Gate,
Derby, Derbyshire.


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 1841, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

This Chapel can be seen in detail on OS 1883 Town Plans - Derby, 1:500. It is recorded on the map as Baptist Chapel (General) with seats for 1,200, and appears to have been quite a grand building. It had a large courtyard to the front, and an entrance portico, whilst there was a three-sided apse at the rear, and what appear to have been a garden area.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 lists it as one of 6 Baptist Chapels in Derby. Its minister was Rev. Ishmael Jones, and with seating for 1,200 it was the largest, the next largest being the Baptist Chapel in Osmaston Road, with seating for 950.

According to Pevsner's Buildings of England (1986) it was formerly a mansion belonging to the Osbornes, built about 1750. It was converted to a Chapel in 1841, but was demolished in the late 1960s, and its area is now occupied by a car park. The gates, which were designed by Robert Bakewell, have been preserved, and are now in Derby Cathedral.

Four of the Baptist Chapels mentioned by Kelly survive in the present day, and have remained open. There was also a Baptist Mission Hall in Boyer Street, which is still standing, though now closed - see separate entry in this database.


Now or formerly General Baptist.

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 was located at OS grid reference SK3513536507. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 4 Dec 2011 at 12:24.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 19:54:50 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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