Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Chapel on the Hill, Somersall Herbert
Chapel on the Hill,
Hill Somersall,
Somersall Herbert, Derbyshire.


This Church 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 1900, and we understand it is still open.

The church is situated on the road between Somersal Herbert and Hill Somersal, at its junction with the road in the direction of Potter Somersal.

The sign outside the Church has an image of a cross within a circle, on which is superimposed a blue Dove, with the caption "Dove Evangelical Free Church". The sign also gives times of services - 9:30AM at Stone Road, Uttoxeter, and 6:30PM at Chapel on the Hill.

Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) records "Chapel on the Hill", in Hill Somersall, as a meeting place for the Derbyshire Village Mission.

It was originally a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, and remained so until at least the late 1970s. The Dove Evangelical Free Church (Uttoxeter) website has more information, since their own Church's history began here in 1991, when "a small group of Christians meeting at the Chapel-on-the-Hill, in the village of Somersal Herbert, felt moved towards bringing a Christian witness and outreach to the nearby town of Uttoxeter".

There may be more information available by by selecting one or more of the accompanying images on the right.


Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

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 is located at OS grid reference SK1418234837. 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 Somersall Herbert, 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 15 Dec 2018 at 11:52.

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This Report was created 3 Jul 2022 - 19:40:29 BST 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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