Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Francis of Assisi's Church, Hollingwood, Staveley
St Francis of Assisi's Church,
Cedar Street,
Hollingwood, Staveley, 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 1932, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 entry for Staveley provides the information that Hollingwood is one mile south of Staveley, contains about 900 houses and a few shops, and was built by the Staveley Coal and Iron Company Limited for the convenience of their workmen at the collieries and works adjacent. In 1931 the Company gave some land for the church of St Francis of Assisi to be built, and it was dedicated on 4th June 1932. There is (or was) seating for 250, and it was a mission church of Barrow Hill.

Today (2013) the Church has closed, and its building appears to be part of Hollingwood Hall, a self catering holiday complex. Their website says that "the 17th century converted church provides the centrepiece to Hollington Hall", but whilst the building looks old, I have been unable to trace its provenance on Maps prior to 1938. The only premises in the area on Maps prior to this are "Elmtree Farm", and "Ringwood Cottage".


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 SK4122774030. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 2 Aug 2013 at 14:01.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 19:35:08 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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