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St Mary the Virgin’s Church, South Darley
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St Mary the Virgin’s Church, South Darley
53°08′59.91″N 1°36′8.02″W / 53.1499750°N 1.6022278°W / 53.1499750; -1.6022278
Location South Darley
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Dedication St Mary
Consecrated 19 June 1845
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) Joseph Mitchell
Completed 1845
Parish South Darley
Deanery Wirksworth
Archdeaconry Chesterfield
Diocese Diocese of Derby

St Mary the Virgin's Church, South Darley is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England in South Darley, Derbyshire. At the entrance to the churchyard is a memorial to the men from the parish who died in the two world wars.


The church was built in 1845 by the Sheffield architect Joseph Mitchell. It was consecrated on 19 June 1845 Further additions were made in 1880 and 1885 to 1886. The changes in 1885 included the re-enlargement of the chancel, extending it by 27 ft in length. The floor of the chancel was laid with encaustic tiles by Maw and Son of Bentall, Staffordshire. This building is possibly based on the design of the protestant Reformed Church of Troyes in Normandy, France.

Parish status

The church is in a joint parish with:


The church contains a pipe organ by Wadsworth. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

Present day

Services are currently held on a rota basis sharing with the other churches in the Parish.

See also

  • Listed buildings in South Darley
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