Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Demolished.

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St James's Mission Church (Demolished), Stretton
St James's Mission Church (Demolished),
B6014 (opp. Smith Lane),
Stretton, 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 1899, but we understand it was closed after 1979.

This Mission Church - possibly of Clay Cross - is first noted on Old Maps of 1917, and makes its last known appearance (marked with a '+') on my Landranger Map of 1979. It appears to have been built in a clearing in a copse, but there is no sign of it now, and its site appears to have been "reforested".

Stretton is/was a township partly in Shirland and partly in Clay Cross. Kelly's Directory of 1932, in the entry for Clay Cross, records it as a chapel of ease of St Barnabas, erected in 1899 by William McConnel - "a building of stone, and will seat 100 persons". It is also recorded in Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers likewise as a chapel of ease, and opened in 1899.

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 SK3919161235. 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 16 Aug 2013 at 12:47.

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This Report was created 15 Aug 2017 - 02:23:18 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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