Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Speedwell Mission Room (Demolished), Speedwell, Staveley
Speedwell Mission Room (Demolished),
Inkersall Road,
Speedwell, 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 before 1898, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

This building was first noted on an Old Map of 1898, labelled as "Mission Room". It continued to be shown thus until its last known appearance, in 1962, when it was labelled as "Speedwell Buildings". It was on the east side of Inkersall Road, south of the Zion Chapel, and a short distance north of the Mortuary Chapel for Staveley Cemetery, on the opposite side of Inkersall Road, and in the top left hand corner of a plot which was then "Allotment Gardens".

The Staveley entry in Kelly's Directory of 1912 mentions "Church Mission Rooms at Speedwell, Seymour, and Marsden Moor"; so evidently, the building was erected to serve what appears to have been a 19th century "housing estate". The area bounded by the Zion Chapel to the north, and the Allotment Gardens to the south, and the Inkersall Road and the London and North Eastern Railway line to the east and west was occupied by (to all appearances) back-to-back housing, which predated the Chapels. In 1877 it was labelled as "Block Cottages", with east to west roads labelled Speedwell Terrace, and Staveley Terrace.

The whole area (including the Allotments) has now been cleared, and is part of Speedwell Industrial Estate.


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 SK4329674251. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 31 Jul 2013 at 09:02.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 20:47:31 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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