Derbyshire Places of Worship

St Hugh's Church, Foolow (1) (25k) St Hugh's Church, Foolow (2) (29k) St Hugh's Church, Foolow (3) (29k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Hugh's Church, Foolow
St Hugh's Church,
The Green,
Foolow, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does NOT have 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 1888, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 describes Foolow as an ancient village and township, 2 miles west from Eyam, chiefly inhabited by farmers. St Hugh's was said to be "a small mission church, built in 1889".

An account of St Hugh's Mission Church - Foolow elsewhere explains that the main body of the building was originally a smithy. This was purchased from Mr Bagshawe of Sheffield, and the trustees of his late brother, for a price such that the total cost of purchase and any necessary alterations was not expected to exceed £150.

This may have been a reference to Benjamin Bagshawe of Sheffield, the son and one of the next of kin of Benjamin Bagshawe of Foolow, who died 15th April 1879, whose Will was proved on 10th November 1800. His personal estate was said to be under £1,500.

The foundation stone of the Church was laid on August 15th 1888, and the opening took place on December 17th of that year. The Chancel was added the following year, and opened on Dec 17th 1889, and the porch at a later (unknown) date.

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] For further reading see Take a Look at: Crosses Around The Peak and Take a Look at: Bull Rings[1]

[Image 2] There is a Short History and Notes on the Fabric and Furnishings of St Hugh's Mission Church Foolow on a separate web page.[1]

[Image 3] This photograph shows St Hugh's Church (ahead) and the Wesleyan Church almost next door to one another.[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 SK1908176841. 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 3 Jan 2015 at 14:33.

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