Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Elmton
St Peter's Church,
Markland Lane,
Elmton, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Church has/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 in 1771, but we don't know whether or not it is still open.

Pilkington, in A View of the Present State of Derbyshire says that at the time of the Norman survey, Elmton had a church, and a priest, and Ralph de Aincourt gave it to the priory of Thurgaston. At the time he was writing (1789), Elmton included the hamlet of Creswell, and the number of houses in the two combined was about 52.

Pilkington must have known the Norman Church, as it would have only recently been rebuilt. The present church dates from a rebuilding in 1771/3 of Elmton's early church, to be seen more or less as it is now, with nave, the ever-popular apsed chancel, and a west tower, which has a roof more fitting to a cottage than a church, giving it a curious truncated appearance. Inside is a painting of Jedidiah BUXTON, an arithmetic genius, who Pilkington describes as "distinguished in a a very extraordinary manner by his great ability in arithmetical calculations". He recounts that on being taken to see a performance of Richard III, at Drury-lane Theatre, that "during the dance he fixed his attention upon the number of steps; he declared after a very fine piece of music, that the innumerable sounds produced by the instruments perplexed him beyond measure; and he attended even to Mr. Garrick only to count the words, which he uttered."

For the record, the informant for the return to the Religious Census of 1851 for St Peter's "erected 1771" (HO 129/436/4/4/2) was Edwd. Fowler. He noted that Services were held at 11 in the morning, and 3 in the afternoon alternately, with an average attendance of between 30 and 40 in the morning, 20 to 30 in the afternoon, and no Sunday Scholars. At the time of publication of Kelly's Directory of 1895, the living was a vicarage, in the gift of the Duke of Portland, and had been held since 1892 by the Rev. Christopher Williamson Tibbits.

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 is/was located at OS grid reference SK5027373451. 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 5 Dec 2014 at 13:49.

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