Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Kingdom Hall, Norton Woodseats
Kingdom Hall   [no longer registered]
38 Olivet Road,
Norton Woodseats, 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 1960, but we understand it was closed by 1990, and the premises are now in secular use.

The location of the former Kingdom Hall, in Olivet Street, can be seen on Old Maps in the 1969 series, on the south side of the street, to the right (east) of a large building labelled as a Warehouse. It is shown as a long narrow building, at right angles to the road - a layout which suggests it may have been accessed by a pathway to the side, rather than from a front street entrance.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 17th May 1960 (p.3483):

A building certified for worship named KINGDOM HALL, 38 Olivet Road, Woodseats, in the registration district of Sheffield in the County Borough of Sheffield, was on 19th May 1960 registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41i of the Marriage Act, 1949 as amended by section 1(l) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 14th May 1960.

A similar notice in the Gazette of 26th July 1990 (p.12414) recorded its closure.

In the present day, the Warehouse has been replaced by "Peak Vets" (a Veterinary practice), and there is no sign of Number 38 ever being other than in secular use; however I suspect the former Kingdom Hall building does exist to the rear, albeit no longer as a place of worship.

Denomination

Now or formerly Jehovah's Witness.

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 SK3498083021. 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 Norton Woodseats, 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 7 Jul 2016 at 13:14.

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This Report was created 18 Aug 2019 - 11:12:50 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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