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St James' Mission Church, Long Eaton
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St James' Mission Church, Tamworth Road, Long Eaton
52°53′39.1″N 1°16′29.5″W / 52.894194°N 1.274861°W / 52.894194; -1.274861Coordinates: 52°53′39.1″N 1°16′29.5″W / 52.894194°N 1.274861°W / 52.894194; -1.274861
Location Long Eaton
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication Saint James
Architecture
Architect(s) John Sheldon of Long Eaton
Style Early English Gothic
Groundbreaking 19 January 1886
Completed 9 July 1886
Construction cost £513 (equivalent to £40,100 in 2018).2018
Closed 1952
Specifications
Length 53 feet (16 m)
Width 30 feet (9.1 m)
Height 20 feet (6.1 m)

St James' Mission Church, Long Eaton is a former church in the Church of England Diocese of Derby in Long Eaton, Derbyshire.

History

It was intended as a mission church for St Laurence's Church, Long Eaton to serve the expanding population to the south of the town of Long Eaton.

The foundation stone was laid on 19 January 1886 by Joseph Billyeald at the site on Tamworth Road. It was designed by the architect John Sheldon of Long Eaton and built by Mr Pirks of Long Eaton. The estimated cost of construction was £513, and the building dimensions were 53 feet (16 m) by 30 feet (9.1 m) with a ceiling height of 20 feet (6.1 m). It was designed to accommodate around 450 worshippers.

It was opened for worship by the Bishop of Southwell, Rt Revd George Ridding on 9 July 1886.

The church hall behind the church was opened on 4 July 1908 by Revd. Canon Maden, Rector of Plumtree. It cost £1,100 (equivalent to £82,300 in 2018)2018 to build.

It closed for worship in 1952.

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