Derbyshire Places of Worship

St Peter's Church, Stapenhill (48k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Peter's Church, Stapenhill
St Peter's Church,
Stapenhill Road (A444) / St Peter's Bridge,
Stapenhill, Derbyshire.


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 the 13th century, and we understand it is still open.

St Peter's Church is a Grade C Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details. NB: Stapenhill was transferred from Derbyshire to Staffordshire in 1894.

Nothing remains of the medieval church, which is understood to date from the 13th century. Several rebuildings took place, until an increase in population in the 1860s necessitated a much larger building. The main benefactors were the Clay family, and Burton brewing firms. The building took place in 1881 to a design by Evans and Jolly of Nottingham.

Inside, the chancel and lady chapel were refitted in the early 20th century in Art Nouveau style. The burial ground surrounding the church was no longer in use by 1882, and may have been closed when Burton municipal cemetery was opened nearby in 1866. [Source: The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Stafford, Volume 9: Burton-upon-Trent (2003), pp. 215-218 (Stapenhill: Established Church)]


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SK2550822125. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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 Stapenhill, 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 30 Dec 2014 at 18:54.

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This Report was created 5 Sep 2021 - 08:22:51 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 3 Feb 2021 at 08:33.

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