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St Peter & St Paul's Church, Duckmanton
St Peter & St Paul's Church,
Rectory Road, S44 5JH,
Duckmanton, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or had) 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 the 1880s, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1895 lists Duckmanton as part of the parish of Sutton-cum-Duckmanton, and it was said to be situated 2 miles north from St Mary's Church. It was originally a separate parish, with its own church - Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers records that it was united with Sutton in the Dale (Sutton Scarsdale) in 1558, to become known as the parish of "Sutton cum Duckmanton".

The present building was erected in the 1880s on the site of the original parish church of St Peter. It is "a structure of brick with stone facings, consisting of nave and a bellcote containing one bell". Many interesting relics of the old church still exist in various parts of the parish. The old churchyard (now closed) was very extensive, and much of its land has been incorporated with that of adjacent farms; however a new churchyard was laid out adjoining the chapel in place of that belonging to St Mary, also now closed. According to the aforementioned DRO list, it was used for burials from 1943, but entries are in St Mary burial register.

In 1895 it was said that a station on the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway was in the course of construction. It was later to become known as "Arkwright Town".


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 is located at OS grid reference SK4430071488. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 7 Dec 2013 at 11:04.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:25:14 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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