Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Michael's Church, Derby
St Michael's Church,
Queen Street / St Michael's Lane,
Derby, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Church had 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 1086, but we understand it was closed in 1977.

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of 1831 says that St Michael's church "is very ancient, and of uncertain date". It also mentions that "an episcopal chapel, dedicated to St. George, has [had] recently been erected in this parish, capable of seating one thousand persons".

I do not know at present where this chapel, obviously of considerable size, would have been - St Michael's parish included Alvaston until 1865, but its church was (re)built in 1855-56 to replace what appears to have been a much earlier chapel, which is (now) dedicated to St Michael & All Angels.

St Michael's own church building, in the city centre was made redundant in 1977, and the parish became part of Derby All Saints. Its disposal, according to a Church Commissioners Report on Pastoral and Closed Churches, of 13 May 2010, was for "office and shopping". [Other Source: Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers]

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 SK3518536615. 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 9 Feb 2012 at 15:43.

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