Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Brookfield Independent (later Congregational) Chapel, Dinting, Glossop
Brookfield Independent (later Congregational) Chapel   [no longer registered]
126b Brookfield,
Dinting, Glossop, 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 1884, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 describes Brookfield as a hamlet, 1 mile north of Dinting Station, and says it had a Congregational Chapel, erected in 1884, of stone in the Early English style, that all its windows are stained, and that it had 400 sittings.

Old Maps, for instance OS 1899 OS 10:560 show a Congregational Chapel, and adjacent school at this location. The property is now listed as 126b Brookfield, and as can be seen from the photograph, commercial premises. Another building to the right of the chapel, with the address of 126a Brookfield, is also in commercial use (O'Sullivan Antiques); this was the school.

The congregation was founded in 1849 by members of the Independent Churches in Glossop, Charlesworth and Tintwistle, and met at the home of Samuel Shepley, a mill owner in Brookfield. The school house, which was built on Shipley's land, in 1852, was part of the buildings of Brookfield Mill, which had been demolished some years previously. The chapel building was erected after Shipley's death, and had a tower originally, which was demolished in the 1970s.

A fuller account of the chapel's history is available on a webpage provided by the Glossop Heritage Trust of Glossopdale Churches and Chapels.


Now or formerly Independent/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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SK0118095248. 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 Dinting, Glossop, 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 18 Jan 2011 at 14:17.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 16:38:45 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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