Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Beauchief Baptist Church, Beauchief
Beauchief Baptist Church,
Hutcliffe Wood Road,
Beauchief, 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 by 1937, and we understand it is still open.

Perhaps quite surprisingly, until the 20th century, the county boundaries of Derbyshire extended to the outskirts of what is now part of the City of Sheffield. The boundary followed the Whirlow Brook west to east in a line from Ringinglow to Dore & Totley Station, then north-east along the valley of the River Sheaf, skirting Beauchief Abbey, as far as the Meers Brook, when it followed the line of the brook in a south-easterly direction, towards Frecheville, and further east, to Hackenthorpe and Beighton. So Beauchief Baptist Church, and Abbey Lane Cemetery, behind the houses on the opposite side of the road, were well within the county.

The Church is a substantial building of local stone, having sides of five bays, and at the front a central porch, flanked on either side by similar, smaller windows. Above the porch is a group of 5 windows, and above again, a crucifix of cream stone, adding a touch of contrast to the overall dark gritstone of the fabric.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 23rd November 1937 (p.7373) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named BEAUCHIEF BAPTIST CHURCH situated at Hutcliffe Wood Road, Beauchief in the civil parish of Sheffield in Sheffield registration district in the county borough of Sheffield was on the 16th November 1937, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85. Dated 18th November 1937.

The Church is not mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1932, so I am assuming its registration for marriages occurred soon after opening. However, in spite of its registration, there is no mention in its catalogue of any records held by Sheffield Archives on the Church's behalf.


Now or formerly Baptist.

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 SK3375282405. 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 Beauchief, 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 4 Apr 2015 at 14:44.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 18:17:23 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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