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. Although the worship area has some character the church is not considered to have special architectural merit or historic importance.

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 executed in very similar style and materials, though it is slightly  lower  than  the  church.  Entrance  is  at  the  (liturgical)  west  end,  into  the meeting room, which is a well-lit area with large windows. The church 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: Yes

Listed Grade: Not Listed