Derbyshire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Wingerworth
All Saints Church,
Longedge Lane, S42 6PU,
Wingerworth, 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 in 1100, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records a date of foundation for All Saints of 1100, mentioning also that the advowson belonged to the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln at that time. Mike Salter's booklet The Old Parish Churches of Derbyshire (1998) records a number of features surviving from the Norman period, notably the "small and low chancel arch, with contemporary wall paintings of a head of Christ on one side, and four saints in roundels; the large tub font; the south doorway with one order of colonettes; and the three bay north arcade, of round single-chamfered arches on circular piers. The chancel features 13th century lancets, whilst the diagonally buttressed west tower was acquired in the 15th century. The mausoleum, on the north side of the chancel, was added by the Hunloke family in 1783.

The church was "dramatically remodelled in 1963-4 by Naylor, Sale & Widdows, when a new nave with pre-cast concrete arches was built at right angles to the old one, and a semi-circular apse beyond it".

There is a 15th century rood loft, miraculous in its survival attached to the wall above the chancel arch, as it has no supporting rood-screen - most unusual.

Originally the rood loft would have been used by the church musicians, and for presenting religious drama. Mike Salter (above) says it is the only medieval loft left in Derbyshire.

The organ was built by John Snetzler (1710-1785), originally for the old St Paul's Church in Sheffield. St Paul's stood on the site of what are now the 'Peace Gardens', adjacent to Pinstone Street, and next to the Town Hall, and was opened in 1720. However, in common with many city churches, by the early 20th century it had became surplus to requirements, so in 1937 it was closed, and demolished the following year.

For further details on St Paul's, see The Chris Hobbs Site, Sheffield.


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 SK3831867459. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 29 Jun 2016 at 13:57.

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