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Church Service/Event, Sat 22 Oct 2016


Sowter Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 22 Oct St Mary's Bridge Chapel Opening


Standing beside the 18th century bridge over the River Derwent is the beautifully restored medieval St Mary’s Bridge Chapel. One of only six surviving Bridge Chapels in England, St Mary’s is the only one which still has its priest’s house attached. Free entry throughout the day with guides on hand to explain its history.

Disabled accessAccepts groups

Disabled access limited (no wheelchair access).

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 22 Oct 2016 10:00 to 16:00


FREE, but donations welcomed. No need to book, just drop in. Not accessible for wheelchairs.



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Map reference: SK 351368  Lat: 52.92772 Long: -1.47811

From Tourist Information Centre - Turn right past the car park and cross at the pedestrian crossing. Turn left along Full Street. Shortly after passing the Cathedral turn right into Sowter Road.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Derby station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Disabled access limited (no wheelchair access).

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • The Chapel is accessible to ambulant disabled people with the help of handrails, but it is not accessible to wheelchair users because of the ramp slope which would be dictated by the approach steps is far too steep. The suitability of the lighting for visually impaired visitors would depend on the degree of impairment. The only signage consists of two warning notices advising people to use the handrail when using the stairs leading to the gallery.


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 6
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children