Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Paul's Church, Scropton
St Paul's Church,
Scropton Road, DE65 5PN,
Scropton, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or had) 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 1856, and we understand it is still open.

St Paul's Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

The present building dates from 1856, but this was a rebuilding, according to Kelly's Directory of 1932. In 1920, as a memorial for WWI, it was reseated in oak, a new black and white marble floor laid in the chancel, and three stained windows and a mural tablet erected, at the cost of Major G.H. Hardy. A new graveyard, of about half an acre, was opened in 1921, with an oak lych-gate erected by the parishioners as a memorial to the 16 men of the parish who died in the Great War.

Scropton parish includes the townships of Foston and Scropton. There were 2 notable changes to parish boundaries in the late 19th century. A detached part of Church Broughton, known as Mackley Meadow Acres was transferred to Scropton in 1885, and in 1890, parts of Foston and Scropton in Staffordshire were amalgamated with the parishes of Tatenhill, Tutbury and Yoxall. According to White's Directory of 1857, land belonging to Needwood Forest had been awarded to "Scropton with Foston" in 1801 under the Needwood Forest Enclosure Act. It sounds as if this was being passed back to Staffordshire again!

According to Kelly's Directory of 1895, the parish feast day was the nearest Sunday to St Paul's day.

Neither Directory mentions a non-conformist chapel in the parish at that time, but it is known from Old Maps that there was a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in existence before 1883, closed by 1965, and now (it is believed) demolished.

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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 SK1928930188. 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 Scropton, 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 5 Feb 2012 at 14:09.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 04:41:01 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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