Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Windley Baptist Chapel, Windley, Duffield
Windley Baptist Chapel,
Gun Hills Lane, DE56 2LP (B5024),
Windley, Duffield, 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 1809, and we understand it is still open.

This is a small, but attractive single-cell chapel, with a small porch on the front right, and 2 matching lancets on the left, with diamond-panelled glazing.

The former Derbyshire Baptists website, in its History of the Chapel, referred to the publication History of the General Baptists by A. Taylor, which mentions Baptist witness in Windley as early as 1809.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/1/7/17) indicates that "Windley Chapel", with a congregation of General Baptists, was erected in 1847 as a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship. It was "7 yards by Five" and had 100 sittings, all free. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 50 in the afternoon, and 25 in the evening, with 17 Sunday Scholars at a morning class. The return was completed by George Houlgate, its Manager, who lived in "Hazzlewood".

Mr. Houlgate assigned Windley Chapel to the parish of "Muginton", and district of Duffield; however according to Kelly's Directory of 1932, Windley was formerly a township in Duffield parish, but was added to the parish of Turnditch in 1922 for civil and ecclesiastical purposes.


Now or formerly General Baptist.

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 SK3072244977. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 9 Dec 2013 at 10:24.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 12:01:05 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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