Monument record MDR9719 - Glenorchy Independent Chapel (site of), Matlock Bath

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Lady Glenorchy's Chapel, south of Masson Mill, was demolished in the first half of the 1960s. It had been built in 1777 as Cromford Chapel, apparently for Anglican worship, although the adjacent house was provided for the use of Samuel Need, one of Richard Arkwright's partners, who was an Independent. After Need's death in 1781 the house and chapel were bought by Lady Glenorchy who presented a communion plate 'bearing her name and arms' to the newly-formed Independent congregation. The chapel stood north of the house and was of brick with four tall windows at the side facing the road. (1)

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  • <1> 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 51.



Grid reference SK 2934 5720 (point)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Oct 13 2015 12:35PM

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