Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Former New Jerusalem Chapel (Demolished), Derby
Former New Jerusalem Chapel (Demolished),
King Street,
Derby, 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 1820, but we understand it was closed in 1846.

A Swedenborgian congregation was founded in 1817 at London Terrace, moved to King Street in 1832, and in 1846 to the 'New Jerusalem Chapel' in Babington Lane, then in 1932, to the present church in Horwood Avenue.

There is an account of the building in King Street Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986), which states that following the move in 1832, it was occupied briefly by 'Baptist seceders from a chapel in Agard Street', but in 1849 it was taken over by the firm of George Wells, Coach Manufacturers.

It also includes a plan, and photograph, showing an octagonal building, with extensions at the front and back. The firm of George Wells were still using it, apparently when the photograph was taken, though by then they had become motor engineers. The text speaks of this in the present tense, yet it ends with the statement that it was 'demolished c.1970', which seems very probably the case.

The grid reference supplied for it is SK350368, but the grid reference I've chosen is the position of what is marked on OS Map of 1960-67 as 'Engineering Works', on the NW corner of the junction of St Helen's Street with King Street, marked on earlier maps as 'St Helen's Abbey'. [Sources: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986), and Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide]


Now or formerly Swedenborgian.

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 SK3498636751. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 7 Dec 2010 at 19:01.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:08:30 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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