Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Thomas of Canterbury's Church (Ruins), Ticknall
St Thomas of Canterbury's Church (Ruins),
22 Church Lane,
Ticknall, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

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 1271, but we understand it was closed in 1840.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1923, Ticknall's Old Church of St Thomas of Canterbury (or St Thomas a'Becket) was confirmed to the priory of Repton in 1271. It was demolished in 1840, to be replaced by a new Church dedicated to St James, two years later. According to "More Curiosities of Derbyshire" (Frank Rodgers (2000) p.93 it was in poor repair and had become too small for a village which had become "a hive of activity with lime kilns and pot works". Apparently gun powder was used in its demolition, but this was not entirely successful, as the lower part of the east wall, with a complete 3-light window arch, and the north west angle of the former west tower (about 20 feet high) remain. They stand about 50 yards south of the present church, straddling the path to its south door, making a rather impressive "entrance portal".

The two parts constitute separate Grade II Listings - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SK3515424045. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 12 Oct 2011 at 11:54.

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This Report was created 13 Nov 2017 - 17:02:50 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

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