Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Holbrook & Halfway Mission Hall (Demolished), Mosborough, Eckington
Holbrook & Halfway Mission Hall (Demolished),
Station Road,
Mosborough, Eckington, 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 1898, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

The entry in Kelly's Directory of 1932 for Mosborough (with Eckington) tells us that a Mission Hall (of St Mark's Church) was erected for Holbrook and Halfway in 1898. Its location may be seen on Old Maps from 1923-1965 on the north side of Station Road, a short distance east of its junction with Rotherham Road, and labelled as "Mission Room".

It appears that this junction has now been bypassed, and a roundabout built - yes, you've guessed it, to the east of the junction, so now the site of the Mission Hall lies beneath the roundabout! The old road which has been bypassed is now known as Rotherham Road North.

The area around the (old) crossroads appears to be what is known as Halfway, whereas Holbrook lies further east, where Holbrook Colliery used to be. Old Maps show that a public house, named "Halfway House" stood on the south east corner of the junction, and this has also been demolished. According to The Lost Pubs Project website it was closed in 1970, and demolished in 1994.

The name "Halfway" is recorded The Place-Names of Derbyshire (Kenneth Cameron, 1959) as early as 1794. One assumes it was so named in the days of the stage coach as it was "halfway" between two more prestigious places - possibly Rotherham and Chesterfield.


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 SK4376481411. 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 Mosborough, 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 16 Jul 2016 at 12:58.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 06:19:40 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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