Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Woodseats Heeley National Spiritualist Church (Demolished), Norton Woodseats
Woodseats Heeley National Spiritualist Church (Demolished),
816 Chesterfield Road,
Norton Woodseats, 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 by 1929, but we understand it was closed by 1932.

Here was a very transient "visitation" of the spirit medium to our world. Evidence for the existence of a meeting place for Woodseats Heeley National Spiritualist Church is to be found in a notice published in The London Gazette of 11th November 1932 (p.7187-88) recording its closure:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Place of Meeting for religious worship described as WOODSEATS HEELEY NATIONAL SPIRITUALIST CHURCH, situated at 816, Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, in the civil parish of Ecclesall, in the registration district of Ecclesall Bierlow, duly certified for worship on the 18th day of September, 1929, has wholly ceased to be used as a Place of Meeting for religious worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was so certified, and that the Registrar-General has caused the record of the certification thereof to be cancelled, pursuant to the Act 18 & 19 Vict., c.81, from the 9th day of November, 1932. Dated 9th November 1932.

A comparison of Old Maps with the present day suggests that #814-820 Chesterfield Road have been demolished to make way for a car park for The Big Tree public house, which incidentally was used as a meeting place in the early 1900s for the Catholic community, prior to building the Church of Our Lady of Beauchief and St Thomas of Canterbury, at Meadowhead.


Now or formerly Spiritualist.

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 SK3480982840. 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 Norton Woodseats, 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 12 Jul 2016 at 14:55.

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This Report was created 3 Jul 2022 - 19:43:22 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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