Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Tor Side Hall, Matlock
Tor Side Hall   [no longer registered]
Jackson Road / Jackson Tor Road, DE4 3JQ,
Matlock, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1933, but we understand it was closed by 1985, and the premises are now in secular use.

"Tor Side" (or Torside) Hall is the name given to a building which started out as a Friends Meeting House. It is situated on the north-east corner of the junction of Jackson Road with Jackson Tor Road. The Friends had vacated it by 1933, when the following notice in The London Gazette of 19th May 1933 (p.3381) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named TOR SIDE HALL, situated at Jackson Road, in the civil parish of Matlock, in Bakewell registration district, in the county of Derby, was, on the 15th May, 1933, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85. Dated 17th May 1933.

A corresponding notice of cancellation of the registration of "TOR SIDE HALL, Jackson Road, Matlock" was published in the Gazette of 30th October 1985 (p.15088); then on 30th September 1992 (p.16349) "ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, Main Hall, 29 Chesterfield Road, Matlock" was registered "in lieu of Torside Hall in Jackson Road now disused", thus leading to my assumption of an Assemblies of God congregation. Their new home is still (as of 2015) extant, recorded variously as "Matlock Frontline", and "The Dales Christian Centre", whilst Torside Hall has been converted into residential occupation.


Now or formerly Assemblies of God.

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 was located at OS grid reference SK3002160875. 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 Matlock, 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 Jan 2015 at 13:23.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 16:45:55 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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