SK3253 : St Margaret's Chapel/Village Hall, Alderwasley

taken 2 years ago, near to Alderwasley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

St Margaret's Chapel/Village Hall, Alderwasley
St Margaret's Chapel/Village Hall, Alderwasley
The earliest references to a building on the site of St Margaret’s date back to the 13th century reign of Henry III when the local Lords of the Manor, the DeFerrer family, erected a building. By Henry Vth’s reign in the 1400s the building is referred to as a chapel. Further records make reference to the chapel being “repaired as new” during Henry VII’s reign while the building was declared as "unused” during the time of Cromwell enabling it to survive his armies.

By the mid 1800s St Margaret’s Chapel, as it had become known, was owned by the Hurt family who in 1844 arranged for a major renovation of the building. This included demolishing the Bell Tower and Transept at the west end and removing the gallery accessed from outside the west end. The Priest Door located on the south side, and still visible, was bricked up leaving the oblong stone building with stone tiled roof that exists today.

Following these renovations the Chapel was consecrated by the Bishop of Southwell as a Mortuary Chapel for the Hurt family. The family’s private cemetery still lies to the side of the Chapel. A new parish church was erected for Alderwasley parishioners in the grounds of Alderwasley Hall in 1850.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 March, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Chapel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3238 5341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.6165N 1:31.0870W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3237 5339
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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