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Unitarian Chapel and Chapel Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Belper, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0267 / 53°1'36"N

Longitude: -1.4802 / 1°28'48"W

OS Eastings: 434962

OS Northings: 347838

OS Grid: SK349478

Mapcode National: GBR 6CP.BKV

Mapcode Global: WHDGF.76D0

Entry Name: Unitarian Chapel and Chapel Cottage

Listing Date: 13 December 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348701

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78517

Location: Belper, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE56

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Belper

Built-Up Area: Belper

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Belper St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

(North West, off)
Unitarian Chapel and
Chapel Cottage

Includes: Unitarian Chapel and Chapel Cottage, SHORT ROW
Unitarian Chapel in Belper since 1689. Present building most sources 1788 (but Fitton and Wadsworth state 1782 p102). Erected by Jedediah Strutt with his own private entrance and approach road. Ashlar with hipped slate roof. 2 storeys. Facade to Field Row has round arched entrance with keystone. External cantilevered stone staircase leads to 6-panelled door with quoined surround giving access at 1st floor level. Facade to Short Row has 2-storey gabled porch and 3 round arched windows. Eastern section has a further window. INTERIOR: retains the original tiered boxed in pews beneath which is an arched catacomb. Jedediah Strutt is thought to be buried here. Chapel Cottage lies partly beneath choir seating.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Derbyshire Archaeological Journal, 1890, Vol. 12, Page 13.

Listing NGR: SK3496247838

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