Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Green Lane United Reformed Church, Derby
Green Lane United Reformed Church,
Green Lane / Gower Street,
Derby, 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 1869, but we understand it was closed in 1976.

#Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide says of the 'United Reformed Church, Green Lane' that its congregation was founded in 1865, meeting firstly in the Athenaeum Rooms, then moving to Green Lane in 1869. The building was then closed some 100 years later (1976), when its congregation merged with the URC in Victoria Street to become the Central United Reformed Church.

There is a photograph of the building on the Pictures of Derby website ('Green Lane' area), described as on the corner of Gower Street, and a "former Church which has been converted to a bar called Diva", though now (2010) it appears to be derelict.

This is confirmed by an article on the former Bygone Derbyshire website - "Green Lane Derby" - opulent villas - artisans cottages (article 1759371), which describes it as "the former Presbyterian Greenhill chapel, by J. Tait of Leicester ... built in 1868"; and by Derby City Council's Traffic Street / Siddalls Road, Derby Archaeological Assessment which takes it a bit further, describing it as a "former Presbyterian Chapel, Green Lane. Built in 1868 by J. Tait of Leicester. Interior stripped in 1975-79 and now derelict".


Now or formerly Congregational.

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 SK3520535923. 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 Derby, 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 1 Dec 2010 at 11:21.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:31:13 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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