Derbyshire Places of Worship

All Saints Church, Bradbourne (1) (37k) All Saints Church, Bradbourne (2) (47k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
All Saints Church, Bradbourne
All Saints Church,
off Mill Lane, DE6 1PA,
Bradbourne, 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 1066, and we understand it is still open.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1895 All Saints Church has significant remains of Norman and Saxon work, notably the lower stage of the tower, and its north side, showing the beginnings of the Saxon nave; however the British Listed Buildings website (it is Grade I Listed) makes no mention of this.

Again, according to Kelly, Bradbourne Church was given by Geoffrey Cauceis to the priory of Dunstable in the year 1205, and remained annexed to the priory until the Reformation, the churches of the parish (Bradbourne, Brassington, Tissington, Ballidon and Atlow) being served by a company of three canons, who were sent from Dunstable and resided at the Hall at Bradbourne.

The entrance to the church from Mill Lane is past the Village Cross. Some say this is a Market Cross, others that it is the War Memorial, which it may be, as the initials "A.G., W.W. and T.M." are carved on the base; however the inscription on the shaft facing the road indicates it was to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, in 1897. Either way, the shaft is surmounted by a decorative lamp, giving it an overall pleasing appearance.

Today Bradbourne is a small village, but it retained Atlow, Ballidon and Brassington as chapelries, and the township of Aldwark, and the hamlet of Lea-Hall well into the 19th century.

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 2] “In the churchyard stands the lower portion of a fine and early cross, probably of the 8th century; the middle portion, split into two pieces, was long used as stile-posts; these display scriptural figures rudely carved, and interlaced foliage similar to that on the cross at Bakewell. In 1886, they were rescued from their ignoble position by A. Hartshorne esq. F.S.A. of Worthing, and placed in the church, together with an arm of the cross, which had been taken to Tissington Hall.”[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 SK2080752756. 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.

Acknowledgements

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

1. Information transcribed by Rosemary Lockie from Kelly's Directory of 1895.

Last updated on 30 Jan 2013 at 13:30.

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