Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Saviour's Church (Demolished), Westhouses, Blackwell, Alfreton
St Saviour's Church (Demolished),
Church Close (off Tibshelf Road),
Westhouses, Blackwell, Alfreton, 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 1898, but we understand it was closed about 1994.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1912, St Saviour's Mission Church at Westhouses was erected in 1898, at a cost of £350, and was an iron structure with seating for 150.

Its last known appearance is in 1995, marked with a '+' in my Derbyshire Street Atlas published that year.

The Midland Railway (later the London, Midland and Scottish Railway) was the main employer in the village, so perhaps appositely, the mission building has been moved to the Midland Railway Butterley heritage site. It can be found there (with a photograph) as part of their Victorian Street Scene, and has been used for a number of services (marriages and burials) since its removal. The website also mentions that it was built originally with support from the Midland Railway Company, and was rebuilt at Swanwick Junction between 1994-96, after it had fallen into disuse at Westhouses.

The article Westhouses on Wikipedia is another good source of information about the Railway's presence in Westhouses, which one might say, was its raison de être, when many of its roads were named after Midland Railway directors.

St Saviour's former site in Westhouses is now occupied by garages and additional car parking for the new housing built in the commemorative "Church Close".


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 SK4222457980. 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 Westhouses, Blackwell, Alfreton, 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 3 Dec 2018 at 10:52.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 15:20:29 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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