Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Overhaddon School Room, Over Haddon
Overhaddon School Room   [no longer consecrated]
School Lane / Wellgate Lane, DE45 1JE,
Over Haddon, 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 1840, but we understand it was closed in 1880, and the premises are now in secular use.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/1/1/3) refers to a congregation belonging to the Established Church established in "Overhaddon School Room, Licensed in Divine Service", and consecrated on 30th July 1840, "as a place of worship for Overhaddon additional to the Parish Church, Bakewell". "About thirty or forty persons can assemble, there are unmovable benches, and all are free".

The return was completed by Hubert Kestell Cornish, Vicar of Bakewell. He made no mention of how many worshippers attended services, but remarked that "Service has been performed during the Summer months generally on Thursday evenings - or other hours... never on Sundays - The Incumbent having other duties viz 2 at Bakewell & one at Rowsley on Sundays".

The School Room was situated at the extreme east end of the village, opposite the Wesleyan Chapel - a property now called "The Old School". Old Maps of 1879 show it labelled as "Church", whilst subsequent Maps until the 1970s label it as "School". I assume it would have closed as a place of worship when Over Haddon's own Church, St Anne's, was built in 1880.


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 SK2067166400. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 4 Jan 2015 at 12:07.

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This Report was created 29 Nov 2023 - 02:27:09 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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