Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Netherseal Baptist Church, Netherseal
Netherseal Baptist Church,
Clifton Road (south side),
Netherseal, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or had) 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 1840, and we understand it is still open.

The Baptist Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

According to Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986), it was built for a society which was established in 1826 as a branch of that in Austrey, Warwickshire.It became autonomous in 1829, and in 1840, became a united church with Measham.

The chapel is of two storeys, with a broad north-facing front of flemish bond with glazed headers to windows with cast-iron frames, and a hipped roof. There are four windows on the upper floor, two on the lower floor, and a central doorway. Above the doorway is a plaque which reads: 'Baptist Meeting House 1840'.

The booklet also mentions 2 small pointed-arched windows on the upper level of the west wall. The east wall has two similar windows below the gallery, and two plain windows above... "the fenestration appears to require two end galleries but there is now only a single east gallery, closed with shutters below the front, and a late 19th century pulpit at the west end." The south wall is blank. A memorial "loose in chapel yard" commemorates John Copestake (1844), and Martha his widow (1856), by a slate headstone.

The chapel is marked on Old Maps, for instance OS 1885 1:2,500 (Leicestershire) as General Baptist. Netherseal was transferred from Leicestershire to Derbyshire in 1897.


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 Church is located at OS grid reference SK2862413114. 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 Netherseal, 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.

Information last updated on 27 Dec 2011 at 14:00.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:49:33 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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