Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Holy Trinity Church, Clifton
Holy Trinity Church (link to Church's website)
Church View / Chapel Lane,
Clifton, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or had) 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 1845, and we understand it is still open.

Designed by Henry Stevens of Derby, Holy Trinity Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

The church is situated in a triangular plot, bounded by Sides Lane, Church View and Chapel Lane. Its lychgate, on the Church View side, is quite special - presumably also designed by Stevens, it has its own little tower, with a bellcote, topped with a small wooden spire, and there is a clock in the gable end of its steeply-sloping roof.

There is a photograph of it in the booklet "More Curiosities of Derbyshire" (Frank Rodgers, 2000) p.45.

Clifton ecclesiastical parish was created in 1846, from Ashbourne. At one time it had its own station, on the London, Midland and Scottish railway line between Rocester and Ashbourne.

"Chapel Lane", of course suggests there is a Chapel somewhere, in this case a Wesleyan Chapel, in an out-of-town direction, towards the Cemetery.


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SK1655744810. 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 13 Feb 2012 at 17:07.

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