Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Presbyterian (Unitarian) Chapel, Great Hucklow
Presbyterian (Unitarian) Chapel,
Great Hucklow, Derbyshire.


This Chapel has (or had) 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 1696, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/11/2) for the "Unitarian Chapel" in "Great Hucklow, Hope Parish" describes a separate building erected "about 1799" used exclusively as a place of worship. It was not the usual form, and there was space only for the usual number of attendees on the Sabbath, in this case 20 in the afternoon, no services in the morning or afternoon, and no Sunday School. The space on the form for number of sittings was left blank. This apparent lack is probably explained by the fact that the form was filled in by the Registrar himself, Josiah Payne, of Tideswell, Derbyshire. The congregation was of course founded earlier than 1799, as meetings were held originally in secret, in a barn nearby.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 11th November 1887 (p.6008) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named the Old Chapel, situate at Great Hucklow, in the parish of Hope, in the county of Derby, in the district of Bakewell, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 24th day of October, 1887, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 26th October 1887.

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Now or formerly Presbyterian/Unitarian.

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 is located at OS grid reference SK1784377706. 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 Great Hucklow, 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 Feb 2015 at 10:52.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:56:55 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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