Derbyshire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church (Cathedral), Derby
All Saints Church (Cathedral),
Amen Alley / Iron Gate, DE1 3DY,
Derby, 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 943, and we understand it is still open.

"All Saints, on the E. side of the town, near the river, with a rich crocketed tower of Henry VII.'s time, 178 feet high, and Grecian body, by Gibbs, built about 1725; the interior is extremely elegant, and contains a beautiful screen of rich open iron-work, and several interesting monuments, of which that to Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury, is the most remarkable." [Extract from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

This was however a rebuild of an earlier church as All Saints is reputedly one of the 6 churches in Derby referred to in the Domesday Book. It had been a collegiate church (maintained by a college of canons) since Anglo Saxon times, but by 1086, belonged to the King.

There is a plaque behind the pulpit which reads:

The Old Church
was begun to be tak-
en down Feb: ye 18 1722/3
The first Sermon
was Preach'd in the
New Church Novem~
the 21ft 1725 By ye Revd.


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 SK3522936503. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 29 Nov 2010 at 12:42.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 14:05:17 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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