Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Sebastian's Church, Marple Bridge
St Sebastian's Church   [no longer consecrated]
[41] Longhurst Lane, SK6 5AE,
Marple Bridge, 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 in 1908, but we understand it was closed by 1970, and the premises are now in secular use.

Kelly's Directory of 1912 informs us that St Sebastian's Church was built "near Marple Bridge" as a mission of St Thomas's Church, Mellor. It was described as a structure of brick with stone dressings, and had sittings for 400 persons. Its location can be seen on Old Maps from 1922 onwards, as a rectangular building, set back from the road, with a small porch, or extension at the front. The next available Map, dated 1972, shows a horse-shoe shaped area laid out between the building and the road - possibly a lawned area, or raised bed. By that time also, a Church Hall had been built, to the east of the Church.

There is a reference to the Hall in Outlook, St Thomas's Church Newsletter for May 2015, where it records that meetings of the Women's Guild were held there. The Newsletter also records that St Sebastian's was sold in 1970, but the Hall was retained until 1995, when discussions began for its disposal.

Since then, St Sebastian's has been converted into residential use, named appropriately, "St Sebastian's House"; and the Church Hall has been demolished, and new housing built on its site.

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 SJ9671789095. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • 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 1 Aug 2016 at 14:10.

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This Report was created 21 May 2018 - 02:06:05 BST 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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