Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Chapel of The Annunciation of Our Lady, Eckington
Chapel of The Annunciation of Our Lady   [no longer consecrated]
75 Southgate,
Eckington, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did 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 before 1967, but we understand it was closed after 1995, and the premises are now in secular use.

It appears this Church is now in private occupation. Though it retains the outward appearance of a church, there are curtains to the windows, a street number on the gate, and a double garage which give it away. Nevertheless it has, as they say, been sympathetically restored, and looks good.

An Archaeological Assessment Report for Eckington, available on the Archaeology Data Service, indicates the building was previously a Girls' School, established in 1876 by Lady Sitwell. On Old Maps it is labelled "Southgate School". Interestingly Old Maps also show that there was, originally, a street named "Northgate", directly opposite the junction where Southgate meets Market Street.

The Chapel can be seen for the first time on Old Maps of 1967. Evidently, its closure took place some time after the publication of my Derbyshire Street Atlas of 1995, as its location was still marked with a '+'. Its former dedication is as listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010); but to the best of my knowledge, having searched The London Gazette for notices of such, it has never been registered for marriages.

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SK4316179152. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • 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 24 Dec 2014 at 14:42.

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This Report was created 20 Nov 2017 - 00:09:48 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

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