Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Saviour's Church (Demolished), Westhouses, Blackwell, Alfreton
St Saviour's Church (Demolished),
Church Close (off Tibshelf Road),
Westhouses, Blackwell, Alfreton, 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 in 1898, but we understand it was closed about 1994.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1912, St Saviour's Mission Church at Westhouses was erected in 1898, at a cost of £350, and was an iron structure with seating for 150.

Its last known appearance is in 1995, marked with a '+' in my Derbyshire Street Atlas published that year.

The Midland Railway (later the London, Midland and Scottish Railway) was the main employer in the village, so perhaps appositely, the mission building has been moved to the Midland Railway Butterley heritage site. It can be found there (with a photograph) as part of their Victorian Street Scene, and has been used for a number of services (marriages and burials) since its removal. The website also mentions that it was built originally with support from the Midland Railway Company, and was rebuilt at Swanwick Junction between 1994-96, after it fell into disuse at Westhouses.

Its former site in Westhouses is now occupied by garages and additional car parking for the new housing built in the commemorative "Church Close" after its removal. [Other Source: Westhouses on Wikipedia]

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SK4222457980. 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 12 Sep 2013 at 10:36.

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This Report was created 2 Oct 2017 - 14:47:54 BST 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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