Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Stancliffe Hall School (Private), Darley Dale
Stancliffe Hall School (Private)   [no longer consecrated]
Whitworth Road, DE4 2HJ,
Darley Dale, Derbyshire.


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 after 1900, but we understand it was closed in 2001, and the premises are now in secular use.

Stancliffe Hall School was founded in the early 1900s by the Rev. Ernest Owen, former headmaster of Llandaff School in Wales.

Old Maps of 1922 show it labelled as "Preparatory School for Boys", with an associated Chapel, a separate building, and by Maps of 1967, marked specifically as "private".

After the school closed in 2001, the remaining pupils were admitted to nearby "St Elphin's", previously an all-girl school, but that too was to close in 2005.

St Elphin's School site has now become the focus of "Audley St Elphin's Park" - a retirement village; whilst (as far as I can tell), Stancliffe Hall is now a hotel and conference centre.

See also Stancliffe Hall on Wikipedia.


Now or formerly School/College Chapel.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church was located at OS grid reference SK2677563995. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 20 Jan 2015 at 14:37.

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This Report was created 2 Mar 2018 - 20:07:58 GMT 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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