Derbyshire Places of Worship

St Giles's Church, Hartington (1) (29k) St Giles's Church, Hartington (2) (15k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Rosemary Lockie
St Giles's Church, Hartington
St Giles's Church,
Hide Lane (opp Church Street), SK17 0AW,
Hartington, Derbyshire.


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 1220, and we understand it is still open.

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] This photograph was taken on 22nd August 1986, whilst visiting the Church to see a special Domesday exhibition, illustrating the history of the parish.

One of the exhibits on display was the Manor Court Book in a glass case, and a photocopy of the Muster Roll relating to Hartington, c.1570. Shown in the latter, under “Able persons for pikes”, John Houseley.

Also on display in the Church were various tax records relating to the parish; for instance the tax on face powder.

This is just to whet your appetite to demonstrate what information may be available on your own ancestors living in Hartington. It is presumed all these records are now kept at the Derbyshire Record Office.[1]

[Image 2] This photograph was taken on 22nd August 1986, whilst visiting the Church to see a special Domesday exhibition, illustrating the history of the parish.

The original photograph was very dark. It has been enhanced using PaintShop Pro by making a copy, converting it to its negative image, pasting this as a new layer on the original then applying 'Dodge' to the layer properties. No, I didn't dream this up myself - the technique was described in PC-Plus Magazine: ‘Colour correction in Paint Shop Pro 6’ - September 2000 Issue 167. On one version I added a ‘Blur’ effect, which although counter-intuitive, actually improved it, for which trick I am again indebted to a PC-Plus article.

IMHO it's a whizz! Ok it's not perfect, but “trust me”, it looks heaps better than the original![1]


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SK1295460469. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Hartington, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.


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

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Information last updated on 28 Oct 2010 at 00:00.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2021 - 07:12:31 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 3 Feb 2021 at 08:33.

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