Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Bradway Mission Room / Church Hall, Bradway, Norton
Bradway Mission Room / Church Hall   [no longer consecrated]
Bradway Road, S17 4QX,
Bradway, Norton, 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 after 1883, but we understand it was closed before 2009, and the premises are now in secular use.

Kelly's Directory of 1891 records that a Mission room erected by the Midland Railway Company was in existence by that time. Old Maps of 1898 show it was on the south side of Bradway Road (then Bradway Lane) where it passes above a tunnel (called 'Bradway Tunnel') carrying the railway line from Dronfield and Chesterfield (the east) towards Dore station, where it joins the line from Manchester, before proceeding north into Sheffield. The building was labelled simply as "Mission Room".

This continued to be the case on Maps of 1923 and 1935, but by the next two series of Maps, 1958 and 1969, there were two buildings, with the newer one labelled "Bradway Church Hall". Since then, however, it has passed into secular ownership, as Bradway Community Hall, and as such, an article in The Sheffield Star website of 15th December 2009 describes its refurbishment that year. We are informed that the main hall dates from the 1950s whilst "the [older] building dates from the 1860s when it was used as a school for children of workmen building the Bradway railway tunnel".

Documentary evidence of a school may be absent, but this does nevertheless shed light on the Midland Railway's involvement. Railway workers move on, however, and at the time Kelly's Directory of 1912 was published, the Mission Room was said to be connected with Norton Church. It seems likely, therefore that when St Peter's Church at nearby Greenhill was opened in 1965, it became associated in turn with St Peter's; however since then, as indicated above, it has devolved into community use.

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 was located at OS grid reference SK3327080322. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Bradway, Norton, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 6 Jul 2016 at 08:08.

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This Report was created 21 Oct 2019 - 01:46:41 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 6 Feb 2019 at 15:49.

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