Building » Duffield – St Margaret Clitherow (chapel-of-ease)

Duffield – St Margaret Clitherow (chapel-of-ease)

Hall Farm Drive, Duffield, Derbyshire DE56

A simple modern building in an attractive green setting. 

Duffield is a village a few miles north of Derby with medieval origins, when it was a settlement of considerable importance. The place was expanded during the 1960s when a large housing estate was built south of the centre. The church is situated in this area, built in 1981 as a chapel-of-ease to Belper. The building was extended to provide a meeting area in 2006, when the car park was also extended.

The church is a low, fairly small building of red brick with a hipped slate roof. The meeting room extension is very similar in style and materials, though slightly lower. Entrance is at the (liturgical) west end, into the meeting room, which is a well-lit area with large windows. The interior has some character; the hipped roof is expressed in the concrete beam structure, which rises to a lantern. The furnishings are simple, the seating in the form of chairs.

Heritage Details

Architect: Montague Associates

Original Date: 1981

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed