Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Salvation Army Hall, Staveley
Salvation Army Hall   [no longer registered]
High Street,
Staveley, 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 by 1934, but we understand it was closed in 1998, and the premises are now in secular use.

The first recorded Salvation Army Hall in Staveley was situated in New Street; however a notice published in The London Gazette of 8th April 1930 (p.2269) referring to a registration for marriages which took place on 29th December 1922 indicated that as of the 4th day of April, 1930, it had "wholly ceased to be used"...

The meeting place which replaced it is first seen on Old Maps of 1938, just beyond the north-east corner of the junction of High Street with Porter Street, labelled as "Hall". By 1962 it is labelled explicitly as "Salvation Army Hall". The following notice in the Gazette of 17th July 1934 (p.4613) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named SALVATION ARMY HALL, situated at High Street, in the civil parish of Staveley, in Chesterfield registration district, in the county of Derby, was on the 10th July, 1934, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85. Dated 12th July 1934.

It is built of stone, and reminiscent of a former school, and indeed it was labelled as such in 1877 and 1916. Since Maps of 1969-1974, however, it has closed for worship, and as of Google StreetView of October 2009, is occupied by the Staveley Area Office of the Chesterfield Borough Council. An appropriate notice, that "The Salvation Army, High Street, Staveley" was closed for worship was published in the Gazette of 24th March 1998 (p.3406).

Its replacement is much smaller, and situated in Wharf Lane, Lowgates. The notice of its registration for marriages ("in lieu of a building now disused") had been published in the Gazette earlier that year, so evidently the transfer of premises had already taken place.

Denomination

Now or formerly Salvation Army.

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 SK4328574767. 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 23 Jul 2016 at 15:13.

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This Report was created 21 Jul 2017 - 19:23:13 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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