Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Mary's Mission Room, Whaley, Bolsover
St Mary's Mission Room,
Whaley Road,
Whaley, Bolsover, 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 before 1875, but we understand it was closed after 1967.

St Mary's Mission Room at Whaley is mentioned by Kelly's Directory of 1932, and its position is marked on Old Maps, for instance OS 1877 1:2,500, where the premises are recorded as "Mission House & Infant School". Its last noted appearance is on OS 1967 1:2,500.

Kelly also mentions that Whaley anciently had a chapel, and that a record still exists of a petition from the Abbot of Darley to unite Whaley to the vicarage of Darley. However it appears to have remained part of the parish of Bolsover, so St Mary's would have been a mission of St Mary & St Laurence's, Bolsover. In its heyday, Bolsover parish church had 5 daughter churches. Others were St Winifred's in New Bolsover, St Peter's at Stanfree, St Laurence's at Shuttlewood, and St Luke at Whaley Thorns; all except St Luke's are now closed.


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 was located at OS grid reference SK5159171472. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 18 Dec 2011 at 12:50.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 17:32:03 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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