Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Coxbench Chapel (Demolished), Coxbench, Holbrook
Coxbench Chapel (Demolished),
Port Way,
Coxbench, Holbrook, 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 1827, but we understand it was closed before 1959.

The location of this Chapel is shown on Old Maps prior to 1959.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/2/1/4) for "Coxbench Chapel" describes a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship, built in 1827. It had 80 free sittings, 60 "other" sittings, and standing room for 20; and there were an estimated 40 worshippers to evening service on March 30th. The return was completed by George Bowmer [Bowmen?], who was (apparently) deputising for "Mr Williams". The religious denomination of the chapel was described as "Independant or Congregationalist".

Coxbench was, according to Kelly's Directory of 1932, anciently called "St Anthony's Cross", and was partly in Horsley parish and partly in Holbrook township. It had its own station on the Ripley branch of the Midland Railway, and a mission church attached to Holbrook church.


Now or formerly Independent/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 SK3696243667. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 6 Sep 2013 at 12:06.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 11:44:10 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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