It was erected in 1851, but was badly affected by subsidencefrom the mines and closed for rebuilding in 1959. A temporary building was erected by the Coal Board until seven years later. The modern, new church was opened in April 1966, much use being made of plain glass in the western gable, and in the south windows, which command a fine view to the south looking towards Mapperley crossroads and the West Hallam Bottle Kiln. The distant bridge carried the Midland Railways mineral line, transporting the coal from Mapperley colliery to Stanton, and was built in 1875.
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In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mapperley like this:
MAPPERLEY, a township in Kirk-Hallam parish, Derbyshire; on the Nutbrook canal, 2 miles NW of Ilkeston railway station, and 7 NE by N of Derby. It has a post office under Derby. Acres, 972. Real property, £1,556. Pop. in 1851,359; in 1861,435. Houses, 90. The increase of population arose from the extension of coal mines and iron-works in the adjacent parishes of Denby and West Hallam. There are a chapel of ease, a Wesleyan chapel, a slightly endowed Sunday school, and an infant school.
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