Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Basegreen, Eckington
St Peter's Church,
Lister Avenue / White Lane, S12 3GD,
Basegreen, Eckington, 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 1955, and we understand it is still open.

The modern parish of Gleadless spans the ancient border between Derbyshire and Yorkshire. St Peter's Church, serving the Basegreen area, is situated in the part anciently in Derbyshire, close to what was referred to as "Gleadless Townend" on older maps. Basegreen remained in Derbyshire for civil purposes until 1967, when it was transferred to Gleadless, and the City of Sheffield, but remained in Derby Diocese until 1974, when it was transferred to Sheffield diocese.

Basegreen is an estate which was developed after WWII, named for Basegreen Farm, which is shown on old maps to have been beside White Lane, midway between settlements of Gleadless Townend and Whitelane End, and on the road towards Mosborough. A water main, said to belong to the Chesterfield R.D. Council Water Works, is shown following the line of the road on maps of 1923, extending just past the farm in the Sheffield direction.

Basegreen Farm itself is shown to be still in existence on maps of 1950, at which time a Mission Church had been built, on the south side of White Lane, close to its junction with Charnock Hall Road, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. By maps of 1971 St Mary's had been replaced by a Library and Clinic, and St Peter had been built. The Sheffield Archives hold records of baptisms at St Peter for the period 1955-1979, and of marriages, 1955-1993, so evidently this was some time before 1955.

Note: the following notice in The London Gazette of 12th February 1974 (p.1912) apparently revoking the Church's licence for marriages may have been a necessary accompaniment to the transfer of St Peter's to Sheffield Diocese, as the above coverage indicates the it was still licensed after that date:

Notice is hereby given that by an Instrument dated the 7th February 1974 a Licence dated the 29th June 1955 authorizing the publication of banns and the solemnization of marriages in the building known as St. Peter, Basegreen now in the Parish of Gleadless in the Diocese of Sheffield was revoked by The Lord Bishop of the said Diocese.

The notice was submitted by the Registrar of the Diocese.


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 SK3888983063. 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 Basegreen, Eckington, 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 14 Jul 2016 at 08:23.

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This Report was created 17 May 2022 - 02:21:29 BST 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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