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St John's Church Hall, Dronfield
St John's Church Hall,
21 Church Street, S18 1QB,
Dronfield, 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 before 1898, and we understand it is still open.

St John the Baptist's Church Hall occupies a Georgian "town house" frontage, with a long extension at the rear, which Old Maps of 1898 show as a Sunday School. From a Google Satellite View it is easy to see that it was probably built in the garden of the original property, which the British Listed Buildings website indicates was the Old Vicarage, dating from the early 18th century.

Pevsner accords it a single sentence, added almost as an after-thought to his description of the RED HOUSE, dated 1731, and built by public subscription for the Master of the Grammar School: "Red House is of brick with quoins, as is the neighbouring and contemporary OLD VICARAGE with two canted bay-windows".

The Sunday School remained open on Maps of 1958-1959, but by then, the Old Vicarage had become the "Church Hall". By 1971-1972, both the Old Vicarage and the former Sunday School are labelled as "Church Hall", so evidently the Sunday School had closed, and the whole building was devoted to St John's community use. So far as I am able to tell, this is still the case in the present day.

The present day Vicarage is on the opposite side of the street.

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 is located at OS grid reference SK3516978481. 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 18 Dec 2014 at 15:55.

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This Report was created 31 Jul 2017 - 17:02:55 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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