Derbyshire Places of Worship

St Mary's Church, Tissington (1) (39k) St Mary's Church, Tissington (2) (29k) St Mary's Church, Tissington (3) (33k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Mary's Church, Tissington
St Mary's Church,
Rakes Lane (opp. The Green), DE6 1RA,
Tissington, 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 1205, 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] St Mary's Church, Tissington and St Leonard's Church at Thorpe both appear very similar, in having very solid towers, and both originate from Norman times. Tissington has a tympanum above its south doorway, protected by a porch of recent times. It has a chequer-board pattern with animals (one apparently trying to swallow its own tail) and two small human-like figures There is evidence on the side pillars of arrow-sharpening - from the time of Edward III, every Englishman was required to own a bow of his own height, and provide one for his son. Boys were then required to practice with a bow and arrow every Sunday afternoon on the south side of the church.

Reference
Church guide leaflet - A Short History of Tissington and its Parish Church. 1988.[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 SK1765052267. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

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 Tissington, 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.

Acknowledgements

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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