Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Edmund's Church Hall (Demolished), Allenton, Derby
St Edmund's Church Hall (Demolished),
Chellaston Road,
Allenton, Derby, 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 before 1949, but we understand it was closed in 1996.

St Edmund's Church Hall was built on the east side of Chellaston Road, in between its junctions with Allen Street and Greatorex Avenue. It is first seen on Maps of 1949, the plot being adjacent to Allenton War Memorial. The Memorial was erected originally in 1919, to commemorate both the 27 local men who died during the conflict, and the 95 who had enlisted and returned. It was sited originally on the south west corner of the junction of Chellaston Road and Whittington Street (where Allenton Post Office now stands), but it was dismantled in 1928, to make way for a road widening scheme, and re-erected the following year, on the east side of the street. Possibly the siting of the Hall next to it was no accident, and the Hall was erected at this time also, but as yet I have no proof of that.

By Maps of 1966, the original Hall had been demolished, and a building labelled on Maps as "St Edmund's Church Hall" had been built, further back on the site (and further from the main road). Its last appearance is on Maps of 1989, which also happens to be the year that records say the War Memorial was resited, for the second time, to a spot in Sinfin Avenue. [Source: Allentown - Memorial on the Imperial War Museums website (WM reference 19054)]

On the face of it, the reason for the move may have been to prepare for new housing to be built, in New Victoria Court, which now occupies the site where the War Memorial, and St Edmund's Church Hall once stood. However, a planning application on Derby City Council website [03/96/00293] received in March 1996 mentions the Hall by name - the application being for change of use to storage and workshop for a temporary period. A further application, for its demolition [08/02/01132], was approved in 2002.

St Edmund's Church, now the parish church for Allenton and Shelton Lock, of course remains open. It was built in 1939, just before the outbreak of the Second World War; so perhaps this building was its predecessor.

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 SK3713432429. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)

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 Allenton, Derby, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.
Information last updated on 8 Aug 2016 at 10:17.

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This Report was created 30 Oct 2018 - 01:36:14 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 28 Oct 2018 at 16:19.

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