Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Loscoe Baptist Church, Loscoe
Loscoe Baptist Church,
High Street / Loscoe-Denby Lane,
Loscoe, 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 1722, and we understand it is still open.

It would be difficult to improve on the description of this place of worship from that given in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986). It is described as a former Presbyterian, and built in 1722 for a congregation which apparently originated under John Hieron, ejected vicar of Breadsall. "Heterodox influences later in the 18th century led to a decline in support and the meeting-house came to be shared with and eventually transferred to a Baptist church whose first minister was ordained in 1784".

The chapel is a square building of brick with a pyramidal slate roof. In 1848 the walls were heightened and the present east front erected; this has terminal pilasters and a moulded cornice, three upper windows and entrances below covered by a recent timber porch. The tall, round-arched windows in the north and south walls were inserted in 1848, but traces of former openings remain visible. The west wall is partly obscured by later buildings. Inscriptions: on front wall, below centre window, small square tablet: 'F.T./1722' for Francis Tantum; centrally above cornice: 'BAPTIST CHAPEL / AD 1848'.

The following notice appeared in The London Gazette of 11th May 1860 (p.1796) indicating its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named the Baptist Chapel, situated at Loscol [sic], in the parish of Heanor, in the county of Derby, in the district of Basford, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 8th day of May, 1860, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. IV., cap. 85. Dated 9th May 1860.


Now or formerly Presbyterian/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 SK4224447775. 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 Loscoe, 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 29 Oct 2013 at 11:25.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 18:00:43 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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