The 1791, George Moneypenny map of Derby. Reproduced courtesy of the Derby Local Studies Library.
1. The future site of Agard Street Particular Baptist Chapel, opened in 1796.
2. The future site of Brook Street General Baptist Chapel, opened in 1802.
3. Willow Row where the first General Baptist sermon was preached in the open air on 31st May, 1789, by the Rev. Dan Taylor of London.
4. Old St Helen's House, the home of the painter Joseph Wright of Derby.
5. St Alkmund's Parish Church where it is probable William Ward's parents were married.
6. The Queen Street home and business premises of John Whitehurst, Lunar Society member.
7. The Methodist Chapel in St Michael's Lane where William and his mother worshipped.
8. John Loombe's silk-throwing mill, opened in 1719. The first modern factory in the world.
9. The Crown Derby Porcelain Works opened in 1750.
10. The spot where the General Baptists held their first baptisms in 1791.
11. 3, Full Street, the home of Dr. Erasmus Darwin; founder member of the Lunar Society, the Derby Philosophical Society, and the Derby Society for Political Information. Grandfather of Charles Darwin.
12. All Saints' Church, now Derby Cathedral.
13. The 16th centuryTalbot Inn, Irongate. The London Coach, called the 'Flying Machine' left from here 3 days a week. The first meeting of the Derby Society for Political Information was held here on 16th July, 1792 to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the fall of the Bastille.
14. The home of the 'Derby Mercury' (1730-1933).
15. Derby Town Hall, where Abiah Darby, the Quaker evangelist from Coalbrookdale, held the meeting that converted William Ward's mother to Christianity on August 4th, 1774.
16. The King's Head Inn, Cornmarket, one of the two main Inns in the town (the other being the George Inn, Irongate) and where the Derby Philosophical Society met from 1783.
17. Thorntree House, St Peter's Bridge, the home of Jedediah Strutt and his family from 1774 to 1795. On the other side of the brook was one of his two Derby silk throwing mills, the other was close by in the Morledge.
18. St Peter's Parish Church.
19. Brook-side where Mrs. Murden let her room for the first meetings of the Derby Particular Baptists, and where Andrew Fuller preached on 21st October, 1792.
20. The Independent Chapel on Brook-side where Ward worshipped in his youth.
21. Friar Gate Presbyterian / Unitarian Chapel.
Return to Chapter 1. See also the 1806 map of Derby. See also the panoramic view of Derby. Return to Miscellaneous