Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Kingdom Hall (1970s), Matlock
Kingdom Hall (1970s),
31 Snitterton Road,
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 1975, but we understand it was closed in 2007.

A place of worship is marked with a '+' at this position on my OS Street Atlas of Derbyshire, of 1995, but it is not in evidence today (2010) as such. This was the Jehovah's Witness Chapel referred to in Matlock Town Council Agenda of 17 Dec 2007 for change of use and conversion of premises to residential flats by County Developments (Bakewell) Limited [Ref: 07/00980/FUL]. In a follow-up to the application being granted (17 Jan 2008), it is described as redundant, following the relocation of the congregation to the new Kingdom Hall, recently built in Bank Road, Matlock.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 20th February 1975 (p.2382) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Building certified for worship named KINGDOM HALL, 31 Snitterton Road, Matlock in the registration district of Bakewell in the Non-Metropolitan County of Derbyshire, was on 12th February 1975, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 13th February 1975.

This was in fact their second home, as on 16th February 1957, they had registered the first floor of a building in Horseshoe Yard, Matlock Green - a registration which was cancelled in April 1975. The new building itself, in Bank Road, was registered for marriages on 30 January 2008, "in lieu of Kingdom Hall, 31 Snitterton Road, Matlock".

For further information of the Jehovah's Witness presence in Matlock, see Ann Andrews' excellent webpage of Matlock Churches and Chapels.


Now or formerly Jehovah's Witness.

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 SK2960160132. 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 27 Jan 2015 at 13:33.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:29:41 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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