Derbyshire Places of Worship

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All Saints Old Church (Ruins), Heath
All Saints Old Church (Ruins),
A617 (north side) / M1,
Heath, Derbyshire.


This Church 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, but we understand it was closed in 1852.

In Domesday, Heath was called "Lune", and afterwards "Lowne", or "Lund". It is on the road from Chesterfield to Mansfield, and in 1932 had a station 1 mile away on the Great Central section of the London and North Eastern railway, and was also a mile distant from Glapwell station on the Clown and Bolsover branch of the London, Midland and Scottish railway. It is five miles south-east of Chesterfield, and about 4 miles north-east of Clay Cross.

The old church of All Saints was about a quarter mile east of the present village of Heath, "where, no doubt, was the ancient village of Lowne or Lund; subsequently the heath being subjected to cultivation and houses rising upon it, the new village took the name it now bears". This church was demolished in 1852, with the exception of the south porch, which still stands in the churchyard in its original position. Materials from the dismantled building were used to build a small mortuary chapel, which bears on its eastern wall two churchwardens' names and the date 1622, and retains other carvings of shields, and emblematic figures. The flooring of the part of the church now remaining is chiefly composed of monumental stone, none, however, earlier than the 18th century. An oblong sepulchral slab of the 12th century, "bearing incised representations of the human figure" was built into the west wall. Over the entrance to the porch is a crucifix. The structure itself is chiefly Norman, and on its eastern side is a larger crucifix, cut in strong relief.

The present church of All Saints, for which see elsewhere in this database, was erected in 1853. [Source: Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1932)]


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 was located at OS grid reference SK4524267105. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 6 Aug 2013 at 08:36.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 05:23:36 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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