Derbyshire Places of Worship
Copyright of Alf Beard
All Saints Church, Brailsford
All Saints Church (link to Church's website)
The Green / Church Lane, DE6 3AA,
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.
This Place of Worship was founded in the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.
"The church of All Saints, a building of stone in the Norman style, stands by itself a short distance from the village, and consists of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch, and a lofty embattled tower at the west end containing a fine peal of 5 bells, dating from 1717 to 1816. An arcade of three circular arches divides the south aisle from the nave, but the piers are Decorated. At the west end of the aisle is a blocked circular arch with a massive Norman pillar, crowned by a spreading capital ornamented with tooth-mouldings, a similar pillar supporting the north side of the chancel arch. The chancel is a good specimen of the Decorated work prevailing between 1300 and 1320, and is enriched with six stained windows, the east window being the gift of Henry and Walter Bowden esqrs. The tower is a late but well-built example of the Perpendicular style, c.1500, and the porch dates generally from 1629, the inner door with its massive iron work and lock being of the 16th century. The font, an octagon, is a Perpendicular work, and bears the Tudor rose. There are three sedilia and a piscina with credence shelf, and in the opposite wall an almery. At the west end of the aisle are ten massive oaken benches of admirable construction, about 300 years old, and in the north wall of the chancel a sepulchral recess, used probably as an Easter sepulchre. The aisle has also an early incised slab of the 12th century. On the south side of the church are the remains of the old churchyard cross consisting of one step only and a base, and an ancient yew tree."
[Source: Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1895)]
Today the church serves both Brailsford and Ednaston villages.
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] The daffodils were quite spectacular in the Spring of 2003.
Some years they're like that, and surprise us all after an especially bleak winter!
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 SK2448941275. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:
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A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:
1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.
Last updated on 1 Feb 2013 at 10:48.
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