Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St James the Greater's Church, Normanton, Derby
St James the Greater's Church,
Malcolm Street / Dairy House Road, DE23 8LS,
Normanton, 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 in 1867, but we understand it was closed before 1992.

Designed by Joseph PEACOCK of London in 1866, St James is said to be one of his best works outside London, and now a Listed Building. Described in Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers as dedicated to St James the Greater, with an address of "Malcolm Street, Rose Hill, Litchurch", its parish was created from the parish of St Peter 1867, and until 1883 included the parish of St Thomas the Apostle.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 also describes it as being in Litchurch.

It was closed about 1992, but since 2007 has been in use as a Rock Climbing centre. [Source: Mike Berrell]


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 SK3578634664. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 5 Dec 2010 at 19:50.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 10:59:56 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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