Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Dunstan's Church, Derby
St Dunstan's Church   [no longer consecrated]
Osmaston Road,
Derby, 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 by 1900, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This was a Mission Church to St James, according to Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers - they hold records of baptisms here for the periods 1900-1904, and 1907-1919. Kelly's Directory of 1912 provides the address as Osmaston Road, and says its curate in charge was then Rev. Arthur Hambrook.

The Derby Street Directory listing indicates it was on the east side of the street, in between Litchurch Lane and the Borough Boundary, following St Dunstan's Elementary School. This enabled me to find its location on Old Maps, labelled as "Mission Room", tucked in between the sprawling "Midland Works (Carriage and Wagon)" belonging to the nearby railway sidings. Thus the area was, as it is now, predominantly industrial, but amazingly the Mission is (as of Google StreetView of November 2013) still in existence. It is a rectangular building of brick, with 2 rectangular windows facing the road, above which is a circular "rose" window. There is a lean-to on the north side, windows on the south side, and an italianate turret on the roof.

Many "Mission Churches" were listed in Kelly's Directories - perhaps little more than a use of a Village Hall, or "Tin Tabernacle" building, so amongst them, St Dunstan's is unusual, also in having had its own baptism registers.

It is not known when it was closed, but by Maps of 1951-1952, only the School is marked.

The name also survives in St Dunstan's Post Office, at 468 Osmaston Road, DE24 8AH (on the corner of its junction with Gresham Road) though this in turn is no longer in use.


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 SK3634434192. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 8 Nov 2014 at 15:05.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 05:33:36 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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