Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Overseal Baptist Church, Overseal
Overseal Baptist Church,
Burton Road (A444),
Overseal, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1840, and we understand it is still open.

The Baptist Chapel in Overseal was, according to Kelly's Directory of 1932, built in 1854, and rebuilt in 1897. The present building looks newer than that, so perhaps this is the Chapel's third building. Old Maps prior to 1897 show the chapel was further along Burton Road to the north, opposite Coronation Street, which was in existence by 1923, so presumably was so named for the Coronation of George V.

In fact there may have been an even earlier building, as the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/414/2/3/7) records the date of erection of the Baptist Chapel in Overseal as "one thousand eight hundred and forty", as a separate building used exclusively for worship of a "General Baptist" congregation. It had "two hundred and forty seven" free seats and three other sittings; but the estimated congregation on March 30th was only 20 in the morning, and 75 in the evening, so there was plenty of room! There were 44 and 75 Sunday Scholars respectively. The return was completed by William Norton, its Minister, who lived in "Cauldwell, Derbyshire".

The Baptist Chapel in Nether Seal was also erected in 1840.


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 SK2942315446. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 25 Aug 2013 at 15:32.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 21:20:57 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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