Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Patrick & St Bridget's Church (RC), Clay Cross
St Patrick & St Bridget's Church (RC),
Thanet Street, S45 9JT,
Clay Cross, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

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 1862, and we understand it is still open.

Various sources provide an opening date of 1862 for this place of worship. Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide provides the information that it succeeded Birdholme Chapel, which (again according to their list) closed in 1852. Old Maps of Clay Cross for the period 1878-1881 do however indicate that the first R.C. Chapel building in Clay Cross was at the junction of High Street with King Street, not in Thanet Street, as it is today.

It was approved for marriages in 1885, as the following notice in The London Gazette of 3rd February 1885 (p.478) indicates:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named Saint Patrick's and St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church, situate at Thanet-street, Clay Cross, in the parish of Clay-lane, in the county of Derby, in the district of Chesterfield, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship was, on the 13th day of January, 1885, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, cap. 85. Dated 20th January 1885.

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 is located at OS grid reference SK3944463150. 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 3 Oct 2013 at 14:26.

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This Report was created 22 Jul 2017 - 00:29:17 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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