Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Chapel of the English Martyrs, Totley (Dore)
Chapel of the English Martyrs (link to Church's website)
Baslow Road, S17 4DR,
Totley (Dore), Derbyshire.


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 1964, and we understand it is still open.

The Chapel of the English Martyrs in Totley is a chapel of ease to the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Beauchief & St Thomas of Canterbury, Meadowhead, Sheffield (S8). A short description, including a photograph, included as part of a "History Walk" on the Totley History Group website indicates it was erected in 1964 for a group which had been celebrating mass in a room in the Cross Scythes Hotel, a short distance away.

It is a square building, with a group of 4 tall windows at the front, set into darker cladding, contrasting with the main body of brick. There is a squat pyramidal tower set in the north-east corner of the roof - overall, quite a unique building.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 11th September 1991 (p.13822) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Building certified for worship named CHURCH OF THE ENGLISH MARTYRS, Baslow Road, Totley, in the registration district of Sheffield, in the Metropolitan District of Sheffield, was on 7th August 1991, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act 19S8. 2nd September 1991.


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SK3124380032. 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 4 Apr 2015 at 14:10.

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This Report was created 17 Mar 2018 - 00:57:12 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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