Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St James the Greater's Church (Demolished), Buxton
St James the Greater's Church (Demolished),
Bath Road,
Buxton, 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 in 1871, but we understand it was closed in the 1950s.

A brief account of the history of St James the Greater Church was available in a History section of the Parish of Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale website in 2010, but this appears to have been withdrawn. There was a description of its original location ("situated where the (Health) Clinic now stands on Bath Road"), and a note that it was closed and demolished in the 1950s.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records that it served as a chapel of ease to the parish church - "a structure of lime, ripping and ashlar stone, in the Early Decorated style, erected at a cost of about £5,000, and consecrated in 1871, and consists of an apsidal chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, south chapel, transept, baptistery [sic] and south porch". The pulpit is of marble and stone, with a carved figure of St James, and there is a memorial window to Mrs. EDDY, wife of a previous vicar, and two others to William Fenwick MILL: the church was enlarged in 1898 by the addition of another bay at the west end, and would hold about 900 persons.

Although it is now long gone, photographs do survive, viewable on the Picture The Past website.


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 SK0560873014. 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 Buxton, 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 18 Dec 2018 at 10:19.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 17:23:26 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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