Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Mission Room (Demolished), Allenton, Derby
Mission Room (Demolished),
Upper Moor Road,
Allenton, Derby, 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 before 1901, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

Allenton is described in Kelly's Directory of 1912 as a hamlet of Alvaston, consisting of about 150 houses, about 1 mile west by south from Alvaston.

The original settlement, as shown on Maps of 1881-1883, covered an area bounded to the north by Upper Moor Road, on the east by Harrington Street, on the south by Allen Street, and on the west by Chellaston Road. Poole Street divided the area north to south; and a School had been built on the north west corner of its junction with Allen Street. Also shown at that time is the Crown Inn, on the north west corner of the site.

The Mission Room was situated on the south side of Upper Moor Road, next to The Crown, and is first shown on Maps of 1901, and again in 1914. On Maps of 1949 and 1954-1962, the plot it stood on is empty, but in 1966, a building labelled "Hall" is shown, though not in the same position as the original Mission. Like its predecessor, however, this too has now disappeared. The first written record of the Mission is in Kelly's Directory of 1932, but there is no indication of its denomination.

And there the matter might rest; however we know, from a history of St Martin's Methodist Church in Flint Street, on the Derby Methodist History website that the first meetings were held in Upper Moor Road, in a room next to the Crown Inn. A more permanent building was erected in 1930, which may explain the Mission Room's disappearance from Maps, and perhaps by 1966, a Church Hall had been erected on the original site.


Now or formerly Mission Room.

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 SK3707232577. 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 Allenton, Derby, 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 8 Aug 2016 at 10:29.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2021 - 09:37:47 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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