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All Saints Church, Heath
All Saints Church (link to Church's website)
Church Lane, S44 5SD,
Heath, 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 in 1853, and we understand it is still open.

In Domesday, Heath was called "Lune", and afterwards "Lowne", or "Lund". It is on the road from Chesterfield to Mansfield, and in 1932 had a station 1 mile away on the Great Central section of the London and North Eastern railway, and was also a mile distant from Glapwell station on the Clown and Bolsover branch of the London, Midland and Scottish railway. It is five miles south-east of Chesterfield, and about 4 miles north-east of Clay Cross.

The old church of All Saints was demolished in 1852. It was about a quarter mile east of the present village of Heath, "where, no doubt, was the ancient village of Lowne or Lund; subsequently the heath being subjected to cultivation and houses rising upon it, the new village took the name it now bears". For details see elsewhere in this database.

The present church of All Saints, erected in 1853, is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel and nave and a western tower with spire, containing 5 bells, hung in 1883. There are four stained windows, and a tablet to those who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918. The parish records, which cover events which took place in the Old All Saints Church, begin in 1682. [Source: Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1932)]

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 SK4481867080. 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 6 Aug 2013 at 07:27.

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This Report was created 15 Mar 2017 - 12:38:19 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Aug 2016 at 10:57.

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