About this image
This is an exterior view of the Independent Chapel. The chapel was erected in the 1780s and was also known as Brookside Chapel. It was later rebuilt as Victoria Street Congregational Chapel and has since become the site of the Central United Reformed Church.
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.