Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Marlpool United Reformed Church (Mount Zion), Marlpool, Heanor
Marlpool United Reformed Church (Mount Zion),
Chapel Street, DE75 7NA,
Marlpool, Heanor, 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 1822, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records that a Congregational Church was erected in Marlpool in 1827. At the time it was said to have 400 sittings. Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide records a date of foundation of 1821-1822, and a note that the baptism registers 1912-1977 include some retrospective entries. Registers of marriages 1926-2001 and burials 1921-1957 are also listed, so evidently it had a graveyard. Old Maps of 1881-1916 show the original building faced directly onto Chapel Street, with its burial ground at the rear. On the 1881 Map, it was labelled as "Mount Zion Chapel", and in 1962, "Marlpool Congregational Church".

The present building is a relatively new build (2004), situated further back on the plot, and seemingly occupying part of the area where the burial ground used to be. For more information, and a photograph of the original chapel, see the Heanor & District Local History Society website, under "Marlpool & Langley".


Now or formerly Congregational/United Reformed (URC).

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 SK4419445779. 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 Marlpool, Heanor, 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 28 Oct 2013 at 12:32.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 10:37:43 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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