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St Anne's Catholic Church, Buxton
St Anne's Catholic Church (link to Church's website)
Terrace Road, SK17 6DU,
Buxton, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church does NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1845, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records St Anne's Roman Catholic Church as a small building in Early English style, to which chancel and side chapels were added in 1895, and an aisle in 1908. There was, at that time (1932), seating for 350 persons.

Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide includes records of baptisms for the period 1863-1893, and marriages 1863-1908; adding that it was founded in 1845, and rebuilt in 1861. It would appear that '1845' may be premature, as a history on the Church's website records that it was not until 1852 that the first chapel was opened on Scarsdale Place, as a temporary measure, pending a more permanent building being erected.

White's Directory of 1857 reports that it "occupies a portion of the house formerly the residence of the late Dr. Darwin; it has been opened about five years, is very neatly fitted, up, and will seat about 60 hearers". It adds that a more commodious chapel would (it was expected) be erected on expiry of the lease, and that Rev. Edward MacGreevy was the priest.

Prior to that, meetings were held in various private houses on Spring Gardens, West Road and High Street.

This would explain why there does not appear to have been a return for the chapel to the Religious Census of 1851.

The present building, on Terrace Road, was opened on 16th July 1861. The Grimshaws from Errwood Hall, a prominent Catholic family, helped to fund its erection.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 17th October 1862 (p.4940) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Saint Anne's Catholic Church, situated at Buxton, in the parish of Bakewell, in the county of Derby, in the district of Chapel-en-le-Frith, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 6th day of October, 1862, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. IV., cap. 85. Dated 9th October 1862.


Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SK0592673351. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 25 Feb 2015 at 15:22.

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