Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Salvation Army Somercotes Corps, Somercotes
Salvation Army Somercotes Corps,
1 Sleetmoor Lane, DE55 1RB,
Somercotes, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church does 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 1894, and we understand it is still open.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1932, the Salvation Army held their services and meetings in a corrugated iron building, erected in 1894, in "Sleet Moor lane", able to hold about 300 people. Old Maps label it as "S.A. Barracks".

Reginald Johnson, in A History of Alfreton (1968) describes the original barracks as "a temporary building of corrugated iron, lined with wood", saying also that "a new fine building" was erected on Sleetmoor Lane in 1894. This suggests the original building wasn't there for long, and today's building of brick was its replacement, presumably on the same site.

The following notice appeared in The London Gazette of 9th August 1938 (p.5135) indicating its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named SALVATION ARMY HALL situated at Sleet Moor Lane in the civil parish of Alfreton in Belper registration district in the county of Derby was on the 30th July 1938, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85. Dated the 3rd August 1938.

The interior is - not unexpectedly - quite sparse. As well as being a place of worship, it is in use occasionally for jumble sales. [Other Source: Janet Kirk]


Now or formerly Salvation Army.

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 is located at OS grid reference SK4216153839. 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 Somercotes, 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 19 Oct 2013 at 12:53.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:35:37 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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