Derbyshire Places of Worship

St Edmund's Church, Shelton Lock, Derby (74k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Edmund's Church, Shelton Lock, Derby
St Edmund's Church,
Sinfin Avenue, DE24 9JA,
Shelton Lock, Derby, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does 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 1939, and we understand it is still open.

Allenton was originally "Allentown", named for its founder, Mr Isaac Allen, a local philanthropist. He built an "estate" of "artisan's houses" on land he purchased on the east side of Chellaston Road. The original estate, as shown on Maps of 1881-1883, covered an area bounded to the north by Upper Moor Road, on the east by Harrington Street, on the south by Allen Street, and on the west by Chellaston Road itself. Poole Street divided the area north to south; and a School had been built on the north west corner of its junction with Allen Street. Also shown at that time is the Crown Inn, on the north west corner of the site.

The village was further developed after World War I, when 250 of the first iron framed houses in the country were erected; and again after WWII, with the development of the War Memorial Village in the area to the west of Chellaston Road, between Sinfin Avenue and Merrill Way.

It is not clear when the first Church of England services began here, but probably before St Edmund's was built. Bulmer's Directory of 1895 refers to Sunday services being held in the School; and a Hall, on the site where St Edmund's Church Hall once stood, may have been used for Church services. The Hall is first seen on Old Maps of 1949, but it may have been erected much earlier. It stood next to the War Memorial, which was transferred in 1928-29 from its original post-WWI site on the corner of Whittington Street, on the west side of Chellaston Road, to the east side, between its junctions with Allen Street and Greatorex Avenue.

St Edmund's itself was built in 1939. It now serves the combined parish of Allenton and Shelton Lock. [Sources: The article on Allenton, Derby on Wikipedia. and the account of St Edmund's on the Diocese of Derby - Parish Churches webpage]

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 SK3705731858. 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 Shelton Lock, Derby, 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 3 Dec 2018 at 10:40.

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This Report was created 26 Oct 2019 - 20:08:36 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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