Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Giles's Church, Killamarsh
St Giles's Church (link to Church's website)
Church Lane, S21 1BS,
Killamarsh, 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 the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records Killamarsh (in Domesday "Chinewaldmarese") as a widely scattered parish on the borders of Yorkshire, with stations on the Chesterfield and Eckington branch of the London, Midland and Scottish railway, and on the main line of the London and North Eastern, 9 miles north-east from Chesterfield and 8 south-east from Sheffield.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/448/4/3/16) for St Giles's - "the Parish-Church of Killamarsh, probably built by the Normans" and "formerly held along with the Rectory of Eckington; now separate" - was completed by E.H. Smith, Perpetual Curate, living in Eckington. He described two Services on the morning of March 30th, "at ½ past 8, and at 11", attended by a total of 183 worshippers, a Service in the afternoon, attended by 76, and a Sunday School class, with 82 scholars - "our Sunday School only assembles in the afternoon. The "General Congregation" is adults only".

The building of St Giles is described in Kelly's Directory as "standing in the centre of the parish", and "a building of stone in the Norman, Perpendicular and Tudor styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch, vestries and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, and containing 5 bells". The east window is stained, and the porch retains a fine Norman arch. In 1915, an oak reredos was added by a former rector, and in 1919, a stained window was added by the inhabitants in memory of the men connected with the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918.

The parish records date from 1638, and were said to be in good condition. The living was (in 1932) a rectory, in the gift of the Crown, and had been held since 1930 by the Rev. John Milner, M.A., of Durham University. Mentioned also was an iron mission room, erected in 1890.

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 SK4611780969. 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 8 Dec 2014 at 16:30.

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