Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Ashbourne Road Congregational Church (Demolished), Derby
Ashbourne Road Congregational Church (Demolished),
Ashbourne Road,
Derby, Derbyshire.


We don't know whether this Church 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 1843, but we understand it was closed in 1994.

Information from Derbyshire Record Office's Non-Conformist Register Guide states this Congregational Church, later United Reformed, was founded in 1843; that its building was rebuilt in 1909, and there are parish records covering the period 1911-1991.

A Sunday School had been built on the right of the Church. This can be seen on a photograph of captioned Ashbourne Road United Reformed Church and former Sunday school, c.1990(?) on the Picture The Past website.

Unfortunately, the building was damaged by a fire in 1994, and was partially destroyed. The destruction appears to have been focussed on the Sunday School, or so it appears, from a photograph of it in 2001 in the process of demolition in the "Then and Now" section of Andy Savage's Derby Photos. The description accompanying "1018 Ashbourne Road, Derby" records that its foundation stone was laid in 1865; that it was originally called 'Victoria Mission Hall'; and is the source of my information about the fire.

The church's congregation is believed to have entered into a Local Ecumenical Partnership with Ashbourne Road Methodist Church the year following the fire, 1995, following which (in 2001, as indicated above), the building was demolished. Note: originally I had understood the partnership was forged in 1985, but according to the Methodist Churches in Derby> website, "Ashbourne Road Methodist Church and Ashbourne Road United Reformed Church covenanted to work, worship and witness together as one Church under the name of Ashbourne Road Church (Methodist & United Reformed) on 15 July 1995"


Now or formerly Congregational.

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 SK3428836576. 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 Derby, 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 19 Dec 2018 at 10:52.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 11:04:56 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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