Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Congregational Chapel, Riddings
Congregational Chapel   [no longer registered]
Church Street,
Riddings, Derbyshire.


This Chapel 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 1821, but we understand it was closed before 1990, and the premises are now in secular use.

A Congregation Chapel in Riddings is recorded in Kelly's Directory of 1821, and Old Maps, for instance OS 1:2,500 show its position clearly. The building today is in private ownership, and has possibly been rebuilt, but it retains a "chapel appearance". The front is of three bays, with a central doorway, and windows either side, having pointed arches, and two lights. It also has a second floor, with matching windows, and there is a circular window at the apex.

On the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/5/1/13) it is recorded as having free seating for 250, and 150 for "other" (presumably not free), and on March 30, 1851 99 worshippers were expected in the afternoon, and 142 in the evening. There was also a Sunday school, for which the expected attendance on that date was 133 in the morning, and 135 in the afternoon. The return was completed by Thomas Colledge, Minister.

Apparently it also had a burial ground, as Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes birth/baptisms for the period 1823-1989, marriages 1877-1981, and death/burials 1877-1922; and it was said to have closed in the 1980s. Memorial Inscriptions have been recorded by the Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group for an Independent Chapel in Riddings, which is, presumably this one.


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 was located at OS grid reference SK4268952705. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 14 Feb 2013 at 09:21.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 16:46:56 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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