Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Baptist Church (Demolished), Riddings
Baptist Church (Demolished),
High Street (Demolished),
Riddings, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1806, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

The position of this Baptist Chapel can be seen on various Old Maps, and it is recorded in Kelly's Directory of 1932 as founded in 1806, and providing seating for 400.

Possibly this is the "Particular Baptist Chapel" in the returns to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/5/1/14). It was said to be erected in 1813 as a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship, with free seating for 204, and 136 "other" sittings. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 150 in the morning, and 360 in the afternoon, with Sunday School classes attended by 257 pupils in the morning, 107 in the afternoon and 40 in the evening, an overall total of 400. The return was completed by John Pyer Barnett, Minister, of "Riddings, Alfreton, Derbyshire". He remarks that there were 122 Members in the Church Fellowship, and he also mentions his Deacon, [Isaac?] Knight.


Now or formerly Particular 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 was located at OS grid reference SK4292852483. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 15 Feb 2013 at 15:01.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 15:50:26 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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