Derbyshire Places of Worship

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All Saints (or St James's) Church (Demolished), Osmaston, Derby
All Saints (or St James's) Church (Demolished),
Osmaston Park, Longbridge Lane,
Osmaston, Derby, Derbyshire.


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 before 1127, but we understand it was closed in 1980.

All Saints, or St James's Church, as it appears to have been renamed was situated in the grounds of Osmaston Hall, which is now the site of Osmaston Park Industrial Estate. It was, according to Kelly's Directory of 1895 "an ancient edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, vestry, south porch and an eastern turret containing one bell, and is the successor of a church or chantry of Norman origin existing here in 1127".

The rededication to St James appears to have been some time between Kelly's Directories of 1895 and 1912, and may have been coincident with the founding of St Osmund's Church in 1905. Kelly's Directories of 1912 and 1932 say the church of St James was used only for occasional services.

It is referred to as St James the Less in a Diocese of Derby document providing details of closure of churches, which also provides a date of "site disposal" of 21st April 1980. St James's Church in Malcolm Street is referred to in the same document as "St James the Greater", when by Deed of 25th April 2008 it became a sports centre. [Source: Church Commissioners Report on Pastoral and Closed Churches, of 13 May 2010]


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 SK3677533944. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 16 Dec 2010 at 18:25.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 20:44:58 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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