Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Edward the Confessor's Catholic Church (Demolished), Newhall, Swadlincote
St Edward the Confessor's Catholic Church (Demolished),
Oversetts Road,
Newhall, Swadlincote, 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 1886, but we understand it was closed in 1921.

This place of worship is recorded in Kelly's Directory of 1932 - "in Oversetts Road, Newhall, is a Roman Catholic church, erected in 1887, and dedicated to St Edward the Confessor".

It appears that Kelly was a little out of date in suggesting it was still open in 1932, as according to a notice published in The London Gazette of 13th September 1921 (p.7260), it was by then disused, and the "CHURCH OF JESUS AND MARY, situated at Newhall-road, Swadlincote" was on 9th September 1921 registered for solemnizing marriages, being substituted for St Edward's Church, at Newhall, "now disused".

Its position is shown on Old Maps to 1923 as "R.C. Chapel"; by 1960-1961 the smaller of its buildings had become St Edward's Convent, and the larger had become Newhall R.C. School.

Evidently, both School and Convent have now been demolished, as new housing - set around the aptly-named "St Edward's Court", now occupies the site.


Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

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 SK2850620271. 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 Newhall, Swadlincote, 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 24 Aug 2013 at 15:26.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 16:37:33 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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