SK1846 : Former Sion Chapel and school, and Cooper's Almshouses, Derby Road, Ashbourne

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

Former Sion Chapel and school, and Cooper's Almshouses, Derby Road, Ashbourne
Former Sion Chapel and school, and Cooper's Almshouses, Derby Road, Ashbourne
The chapel dates to around 1800, although the frontage is a later 19th century remodelling. It was endowed by John Cooper who also endowed the almshouses below the chapel. Both chapel and almshouses are Listed Grade II. The Sion Chapel was an Independent congregation linked to the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion and eventually joined the United Reformed Church in the late 1970s.
The nearer building, probably built around 1900, houses a former Sunday school and dwelling for the minister, now a nursery.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Monday, 6 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Former (from Tags)
Congregational Chapel  Sunday School 
Church (from Tags)
United Reformed 
Period (from Tags)
19th Century  C.1800 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1813 4630 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:0.8221N 1:43.8732W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1816 4630
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Almshouses  Grade II Listed 

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