Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Andrew's Church, Hadfield
St Andrew's Church,
Church Street, SK13 2AD,
Hadfield, 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 in 1874, and we understand it is still open.

St Andrew's foundation can be traced back to the arrival of the railway in Hadfield. When the railway station was built in 1845, the village began to expand in that direction, and in 1855 a school was built, with the intention that it would also be available for divine worship, until funds were available for a permanent building.

In 1872, a site near to the school was selected on land granted by Lord Howard of Glossop. The architects were M. & M. Taylor of Manchester. They were commissioned "to design a building with a ground plan like that of Glossop Church but 'with different external appearance, a much smaller spire and no gallery'". The font was presented to the church by a former native of Hadfield, Mr James SHERRIFF of Christ Church, Canterbury, New Zealand. It had been previously on display at the Colonial exhibition in Victoria, and was sent "'carriage paid' from New Zealand to Hadfield Railway Station". The church was consecrated on 4th July 1874.

In 1875, the township of Hadfield was joined with the chapelry of Padfield to become a separate parish. Prior to that, they had both belonged to the parish of Glossop.

Contemporary with the foundation of St Andrew's was a mission, which was founded in an upstairs room of a cottage in Lees Street, Woolley Bridge, given by Mr. Robert Lees, the owner of Woolley Bridge Mill. The mission, which became associated with St Andrew's church when Hadfield became a separate parish, had been in existence for over 100 years when it was closed in October 1964. The area has since been cleared and redeveloped for commercial use. [Sources: Kelly's Directory (1895), and a webpage provided by the Glossop Heritage Trust of Glossopdale Churches and Chapels]


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 SK0219695997. 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 Hadfield, 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 13 Mar 2011 at 11:46.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 18:36:20 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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