Building record MDR9717 - Duffield Baptist Chapel, Town Street, Duffield

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In 1882 the chapel was refurnished and the school enlarged. There are mural monuments to William Abell and John Taylor. The latter was deacon for 27 years. (1) Duffield Baptist Church and the attached house are Grade II structures. The chapel is dated 1830 and the house is dated 1877. They are of two storeys in an L-plan constructed from coursed squared gritstone and red brick, with gritstone dressings and a hipped Welsh slate roof with two lateral stacks. Low walls surmounted by iron railings are attached to the north and west of the building enclosing the burial ground. (2) General Baptist Chapel, Town Street. The congregation originated in 1807 and opened a meeting-house in 1809 in a disused factory. The chapel, east of Duffield Hall, is of red brick with stone dressings to the north and west and of squared stone to the other sides; the hipped roof has been re-covered with concrete tiles. The north doorway has a frieze with tablet dated 1830, and initials IT for James Taylor. The west wall has four tall round-arched windows; the east wall has two small round-arched upper windows, now blocked. A two-storied Sunday-school and vestry range was added to the south in 1877. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T. 1895. History, Topography & Directory of Derby. p. 653.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1335329.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: RCHME (Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England). 1986. An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses in Central England - Derbyshire extract. p. 48.



Grid reference Centred SK 3457 4286 (16m by 23m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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