Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Mount Zion Sanctuary Assembly (Demolished), Osmaston, Derby
Mount Zion Sanctuary Assembly (Demolished),
Thirsk Place, Ascot Drive,
Osmaston, Derby, Derbyshire.


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 by 1961, but we understand it was closed by 1975.

When I first "visited" this building via Google StreetView in December 2011, it was sheltered from the road by trees, and barely visible. However it was possible to see a grey building, possibly of metal, or painted wood, and with several windows, facing towards the road side. It first came to my attention on my OS Derbyshire Street Atlas (1995), marked with a '+' sign, indicating a place of worship; and it is also listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) at the address as stated, with a congregation described as "Mount Zion Sanctuary". Old Maps of 1970-1972 label it more generally as "Pentecostal Church".

Its closure, as Allenton Pentecostal Church, Thirsk Place, Ascot Drive, Derby was recorded in The London Gazette of 22nd April 1975 (p.5188), in a list of buildings which had wholly ceased to be used as places of worship. The date of its original certification was given as 29th December 1961, but I was unable to trace an accompanying notice. Neither was I able to trace any re-registration, as "Mount Zion", so whilst it may have been used again after 1975, the only record of such is the alternate name in the Registrar General's list.

And finally, to bring the matter up to date, a more recent StreetView visit, dated Sept 2014, indicates the building has been demolished.

Thirsk Road itself, and the area to the north of it, appears to be largely (light) industrial. The area was developed on land south of the defunct Osmaston Barracks.


Now or formerly Mount Zion Sanctuary.

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 was located at OS grid reference SK3694233156. 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 Osmaston, 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 8 Aug 2016 at 15:48.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 17:14:55 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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