Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Laurence's Mission Church (Demolished), Shuttlewood, Bolsover
St Laurence's Mission Church (Demolished),
Chesterfield Road (west side),
Shuttlewood, Bolsover, 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 1881, but we understand it was closed after 1986.

According to the account for Bolsover provided by Victoria County History website (in 2011, then "Work in Progress") the foundation of what was to become St Laurence's Mission was laid as "cottage" meetings in Shuttlewood in 1881. A schoolroom was erected in 1893 on land given by the Duke of Portland, and when the council built a new infant school at Shuttlewood in 1907, the schoolroom was enlarged, by the addition of a chancel and organ chamber to become St Laurence's Church. The work is said to have been designed by the curate then in charge, E.R. Sequeira, and completed in 1909.

Its first noted appearance as a church on Old Maps is OS 1921-23 1:10,560, and according to the aforementioned VCH account it remained open until at least 1986; but it has since been closed, and demolished and a property named St Laurence's House now occupies the site.

It was one of five daughter churches of St Mary & St Lawrence's Church in Bolsover. The others were St Winifred's in New Bolsover, St Peter's in Stanfree, St Luke's in Whaley Thorns, and St Mary's at Whaley.


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 SK4660872722. 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 Shuttlewood, Bolsover, 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 18 Dec 2011 at 14:34.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 21:50:25 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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