Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Tara Buddhist Centre (1989), Buxton
Tara Buddhist Centre (1989)   [no longer registered]
40 Bath Road,
Buxton, 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 1989, but we understand it was closed by 2006, and the premises are now in secular use.

The official record of this Buddhist community is somewhat perplexing. Firstly, relating to its opening, a planning application for use of 40 Bath Road as a "Buddhist Religious Centre" - for "small meetings to take place on a number of occasions each week", where "as many as four members may be resident" - was approved on 26th April 1989, for which see the High Peak Borough Council Planning Portal [Ref: HPK/0002/7814].

Secondly, a notice that "TARA BUDDHIST CENTRE, 40 Bath Road, Buxton" was no longer used by the congregation on whose behalf it was recorded for worship in accordance with the Places of Worship Act 1855, was published in The London Gazette of 20th November 2006 (p.0).

On the face of it, one might assume it stayed open all that time; however a further planning application for conversion of 40 Bath Road from "Religious Centre to Guest House" [Ref: HPK/0002/8572] was granted on 13th November 1989, suggests that in practice, it remained open for a few months only.

The first known home of the Tara Buddhist Centre in Buxton was at 3 Stonecliff Terrace, for which see the separate entry in this database. Its closure, according to a notice in the Gazette, was registered the same day, 26th April 1989, as planning consent was first granted for the Bath Road premises.


Now or formerly Buddhist.

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 SK0566873025. 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 Buxton, 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 2 Mar 2015 at 15:23.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:57:52 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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