Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Congregationalist Church (19thC), Belper
Congregationalist Church (19thC)   [no longer registered]
Green Lane (formerly Market Street Lane),
Belper, Derbyshire.


This Church 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 1789, but we understand it was closed in 1981, and the premises are now in secular use.

A Congregationalist meeting place was established in Belper in 1789, in a building belonging originally to the Unitarians, following their move to a new building. The first permanent Congregationalist Church was built in 1799. This was replaced in 1872, with a new building, and Sunday School, designed by architect George Woodhouse of Bolton.

This building has now passed into secular use. The present day Congregational Church is behind it, built on the site of the former Sunday School; however Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Derbyshire (1986) says this is where the former chapel stood.

See the account of Belper Congregationalist Church on the Belper Research Website for more information, and for details of the graveyard's memorials.

Note: Green Lane was known originally as Market Street Lane - information provided by the British Listed Buildings website. [Source: Mike Berrell, Rosemary Lockie]


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 Church was located at OS grid reference SK3497847726. 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 Belper, 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 30 Nov 2011 at 15:37.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 13:26:39 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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