Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Shottle Baptist Chapel, Shottle
Shottle Baptist Chapel   [no longer registered]
Lambhouse Lane / Heavygate Lane,
Shottle, 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 before 1851, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This is a stone-built rectangular chapel, with two windows in each side, and a porch in the south-facing gable. There is a circular stone inset at the apex with the inscription "Baptist Chapel / Erected / 1882" in gilt lettering, and above this is a small turret.

There is a photograph taken on 21 May 2001 in Eamon Curry's Flickr Photostream.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes a register of baptisms at "Shottle and Wirksworth Baptist Church" for the period 1824-1837, but of course it is not possible to tell how many of the entries relate to Shottle. Evidently, a congregation was in existence in Shottle in 1851, as the return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/6/6/11) indicates. It describes a place of worship for General Baptists in an "Upper Room", with all free seating. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 115 to afternoon service, with 60 Sunday Scholars to both morning and afternoon classes. The return was completed by Joseph Malin, a Deacon, whose address was "Lamb House, Shottle near Duffield". White's Directory of 1857 indicates the room that services were held in belonged to Mr. Joseph Malin, so perhaps the Upper Room was in Lamb House itself.


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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK3117249725. 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 Shottle, 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 18 Nov 2013 at 08:43.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:46:26 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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