Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Alban's Church (Chapel of Ease of Staveley), Poolsbrook, Staveley
St Alban's Church (Chapel of Ease of Staveley)   [no longer consecrated]
Cottage Close (south side),
Poolsbrook, Staveley, 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 1904, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This building is now a private house called "St Alban", with a foundation stone dated 1904. Kelly's Directory of 1932 confirms the church here was dedicated to St Alban, opening in 1905.

Apparently it was predated by a Mission Room - marked on Old Maps of 1898 at the same location. The Poolsbrook settlement grew up around Poolsbrook Colliery, opening in the early 1890s. In 1895, according to Kelly's Directory of that year, it contained "213 houses and a few shops, built by the Staveley Coal and Iron Company Limited, for the convenience of their workmen at the colliers and works adjacent". There was by then a school, mission room, and Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan 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 was located at OS grid reference SK4437473339. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 2 Aug 2013 at 10:42.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 11:37:59 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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