About this image
The Congregational Church was designed by H I Stevens. It opened in 1843 on land bought from the estate of William Collumbell. The building cost £5,000 and was an offshoot built by Victoria Street Chapel. It was extended in 1857. By 1889 they had over 400 members. It was later sold, reopened in 1934 as the Coliseum Cinema, the congregation having built a new chapel in Littleover. The cinema closed in 1961 prior to demolition for the widening of the ring road.
Exact location on London Road unknown.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.