Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Padfield Independent Chapel (now Congregational Church), Padfield, Glossop
Padfield Independent Chapel (now Congregational Church),
Temple Street, SK13 1EX,
Padfield, Glossop, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel does 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 1828, and we understand it is still open.

Padfield's first Independent Chapel was built in 1828, for £265. It had just 12 pews. The present building, so far as I can tell, from the history available on a webpage provided by Glossop Heritage Trust of Glossopdale Churches and Chapels, is its replacement, built in 1901. The chapel was originally founded as a branch of Tintwistle Independent Chapel. This link was severed in 1972, when the chapel's congregation voted not to join Tintwistle in becoming part of the United Reformed Church. The following year they joined with Charlesworth Congregational Church, and they now share a minister.

In 1875, Padfield became part of the newly formed parish of Hadfield. Prior to that, they were respectively, chapelry and township of Glossop.

The above information has been compiled with the assistance of Kelly's Directory of 1895, and the Glossop Heritage Trust webpages of Local History Articles. You may also like to visit the Congregational Federation website for the latest information on Padfield Chapel, and for their current website address.


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 Chapel is located at OS grid reference SK0303296167. 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 Padfield, 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 8 Oct 2018 at 11:05.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 17:07:00 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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