Derbyshire Places of Worship

We have 1 Image Southgate House Chapel (now Van Dyk Hotel), Clowne (91k)
Southgate House Chapel (now Van Dyk Hotel), Clowne
Southgate House Chapel (now Van Dyk Hotel)   [no longer consecrated]
Worksop Road, S43 4TD,
Clowne, 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 1901, but we understand it was closed in 1950, and the premises are now in secular use.

Southgate House Chapel was built by Lady Petre, the second wife of Colonel Butler-Bowden, of Southgate House, originally as a private family chapel. The Bowden family had been owners of Southgate House from the 17th century.

It was requisitioned during WWII, to be used as a cavalry barracks, and PoW camp; and possibly for this reason, it went out of use in 1950. [Source: Photograph of "Southgate House", on the Picture The Past website]

Meanwhile, according to The Catholic Herald of 30th December 1938 (p.13), a site had been given by Colonel Butler-Bowdon for construction of a new church, near Creswell Road, so a replacement was already "on the cards". This new church is (presumably) today's Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Victories, in Creswell Road.

See also Clowne on Wikipedia.


Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

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 SK4981077121. 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 Clowne, 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 5 Nov 2014 at 13:40.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 13:49:57 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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