Derbyshire Places of Worship

St Lawrence's Church (formerly St Helen), Eyam (1) (31k) St Lawrence's Church (formerly St Helen), Eyam (2) (38k) St Lawrence's Church (formerly St Helen), Eyam (3) (38k) St Lawrence's Church (formerly St Helen), Eyam (4) (48k) St Lawrence's Church (formerly St Helen), Eyam (5) (34k) St Lawrence's Church (formerly St Helen), Eyam (6) (40k) St Lawrence's Church (formerly St Helen), Eyam (7) (35k) St Lawrence's Church (formerly St Helen), Eyam (8) (34k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Lawrence's Church (formerly St Helen), Eyam
St Lawrence's Church (formerly St Helen) (link to Church's website)
Church Street, S32 5QH,
Eyam, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Church has (or 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 1284, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/3/8/10) for "Eyam Church" recorded an estimated congregation on March 30th of 42 in the morning and 111 in the afternoon, with 68 and 72 Sunday Scholars respectively. It was completed by Thomas Allnutt, who described himself as "Stipendiary Curate", resident in "Eyam, near Bakewell".

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] A view of Eyam Church from the South West. Eyam Church was dedicated originally to St Helen, but it was rededicated to St Lawrence when the newly built church in Grindleford became St Helen's in 1910.[1]

[Image 3] The “classic” view of Eyam Church from the South East, captured in late afternoon in early November. Eyam Church was dedicated originally to St Helen, but it was rededicated to St Lawrence when the newly built church in Grindleford became St Helen's in 1910.[1]

[Image 6] The Inscription on the Board reads as follows:-

BENE-
FACTIONS
TO THE PARISH
OF EYAM
Given formerly by a Person un-
known, Twenty Pounds the Interest-
to be paid to the Poor of the Town-
of Eyam, on St Thomas Day. The
Honble Revd Edward Finch: DD.
Rector of Eyam, gave a handsom Set
of Communion Plate; Also Fifteen-
Pounds, the Interest to be paid to the-
Poor of the Parish on St Thomas Day;
Also one Hundred Pounds to the-
School for teaching five Poor Children
of the Town of Eyam, and five of the out-
Hamlets, which together with Fifteen-
Pounds given by another Person, is-
laid out in the Purchase of Free-
hold Lands, in the Parish of Hope-
near Bradwell, called Long Meadow
now let, at clear Yearly Rent of four pounds.
THOMAS MIDDLETON.-
Gen:t left five pounds a Year chargd
upon two Pieces of Land called-
the upper and under Lowes, to-
be paid to the Schoolmaster, for-
teaching ten Poor Children of the-
Town of Eyam to read & write
T. Morten: J. Blackwell Church-wardens[1]

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 located at OS grid reference SK2177776398. 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.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Last updated on 29 Dec 2014 at 15:30.

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