Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Burns Street Independent Chapel / Church of Christ, Ilkeston
Burns Street Independent Chapel / Church of Christ   [no longer registered]
Burns Street,
Ilkeston, Derbyshire.


This Chapel 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 1781, but we understand it was closed before the 1980s, and the premises are now in secular use.

This building was erected in 1849, believed to be on the site of the first Congregational Chapel in Ilkeston, built in 1781. It cost about £750, and provided seating for up to 300 worshippers.

Its former burial ground, on the south side of the chapel was cleared in 1913 to make way for the Scala cinema.

By the mid 20th century, Old Maps, for instance OS 1959-1960 1:2,500 show the building as a meeting place for the Church of Christ. Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) also shows it registered as such. It is nevertheless now closed, and some time during the 1980s it was converted into private apartments.

It is separated by a driveway from the Scala Cinema building, which is apparently still open. Indeed, it appears to have undergone some restoration, as befitting the fact that it is now a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details. Their account says its (secondary) Gas lighting has survived, at rear of hall! [Other Source: Ilkeston and District Local History Society's webpage of Churches and Chapels]


Now or formerly Independent.

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 SK4643041800. 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 Ilkeston, 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 3 Jul 2011 at 18:32.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:47:31 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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