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Clay Cross School Building (Demolished 2022)

One of the last old Victorian School buildings in Clay Cross is in the process of being demolished. January 2022


Since the School was built in 1894 it has served to town with the education of many. I’m sure a lot of people still living today have very fond memories of their time at the school. 

The Stone that was laid when the school was being built

The new School was opened on Sharley Park in 2009 and since then the old school has been left to go to ruin and become dangerous. 

Derbyshire County Council first applied for permission to demolish the building in 2016. Work was due to start in August 2021 but was delayed and finally started January 2022.

The other school buildings were demolished in 2013 to make way for Smithy Brook that was built in 2013 to 2016

Other parts of the old School buildings still stand and are still used today as the adult education centre.

Clay Cross Adult Education Centre
Video 13th January 2022

Clay Cross Today Jan 13th 2022


Happy New Year


Walk Around Kenning Park


  1. Joan Graney

    Hope they don’t decide to knock down the clock tower building,this is a land mark of Clay Cross and I think most people of Clay Cross will think the same .

  2. I would hope that the foundation stone, laid by my 2x maternal great grandfather, is either placed in the local museum or handed over to one of the descendants

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