Derbyshire Places of Worship

St Mary the Virgin's Church, Buxton (1) (59k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Buxton (2) (104k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Mike Berrell
See more of Mike's photos on
The Churches of Britain and Ireland website.
St Mary the Virgin's Church, Buxton
St Mary the Virgin's Church (see later for their website address)
Dale Road, SK17 6LN,
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 1897, and we understand it is still open.

St Mary the Virgin Church has been described as an 'Arts and Crafts' style church, and "a particularly nice example of this type of architecture". It stands on Dale Road, between the communities of Higher Buxton and Cote Heath.

It replaced the "little tin church in Dale Street", built with a bequest of £500 in 1891 by Miss E. Mirilees to pay for the erection of a temporary mission church in Higher Buxton, and a priest for four years. The latter dated from 1897, and St Mary's replaced it in 1917.

The Buxton War Memorial is nearby to St Mary's.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 SK0590572955. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Buxton, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.
Information last updated on 21 Nov 2010 at 18:34.

Search for other Places of Worship in Derbyshire

Search Tips:

You can specify either a Place, or OS Grid Reference to search for. When you specify a Place, only entries for that place will be returned, with Places of Worship listed in alphabetical order. If you specify a Grid Reference, Places of Worship in the immediate vicinity will be listed, in order of distance from the Grid Reference supplied. The default is to list 10, but you can specify How Many you want to see, up to a maximum of 100.

You can further refine your search by supplying other search terms.

Please note the above provides a search of selected fields in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database on this site ( only. For other counties, or for a full search of the Database, you might like to try the site's Google Custom Search, which includes full webpage content.

Further Information

This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no affiliation with the churches or congregations themselves, nor is it intended to provide a means to find places of worship in the present day.

For current information on St Mary the Virgin's Church please contact their website directly.

Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may wish to take a look at our About the Places of Worship Database page for an overview of the information provided, and any limitations which may be present.

This Report was created 22 Oct 2018 - 07:45:07 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 20 Oct 2018 at 16:13.

URL of this page:
Logo by courtesy of the Open Clip Art Library