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St James's Church, Shardlow
St James's Church (link to Church's website)
London Road, DE72 2GP,
Shardlow, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Church has (or 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 in 1838, and we understand it is still open.

St James is the parish church for Shardlow and Great Wilne. It is one of the churches in the Trent and Derwent Parish Churches group. The other churches in the Benefice are Aston on Trent, Barrow on Trent, Elvaston, Swarkestone, Twyford and Weston on Trent.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records that Shardlow is 1½ miles north from Castle Donington and Shardlow station on the Trent and Melbourne branch, and 2½ south-west from Draycott station on the Trent and Derby branch, 4½ east from the Trent Junction on the main line of the London, Midland and Scottish railway and 7 south-east from Derby. The Trent and Mersey Canal runs through the parish to join the River Trent about half a mile below the village, "having on its banks and branches various coal and timber wharfs". Cavendish bridge, of three arches, over the Trent, erected in 1771, is about a quarter of a mile away. Gas was said to be supplied by the Draycott Gas Co. and electricity by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Co.

St James's Church was built in 1838 "to serve what had become at that time the largest inland port in the country" to a design by Henry Stevens of Derby. It consists of chancel and nave, north and south porches and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock with chimes and 6 bells. The entrance from London Road is by an ornate wrought iron gateway, with a delicate gilded archway above it, bordered by iron railings, tipped with matching gilt - most effective. There is a War Memorial in the churchyard. A survey of this, and other monuments may be found at the Shardlow Heritage Centre.

Great Wilne, also known as Far Wilne, is a joint township with Shardlow. Church Wilne is a separate parish, on the map about the same distance from Shardlow as it is from Draycott. The two are not connected directly by road, as the River Derwent runs between them, and there is no bridge. [Other Source: Shardlow & Great Wilne Parish Council website]

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 is located at OS grid reference SK4379830323. 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 21 Sep 2013 at 15:26.

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This Report was created 6 Nov 2017 - 09:45:19 GMT 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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