Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Hugh's Church, Foolow
St Hugh's Church,
The Green,
Foolow, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church does NOT have 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 1888, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 describes Foolow as an ancient village and township, 2 miles west from Eyam, chiefly inhabited by farmers. St Hugh's was said to be "a small mission church, built in 1889".

An account of St Hugh's Mission Church - Foolow elsewhere explains that the main body of the building was originally a smithy. This was purchased from Mr Bagshawe of Sheffield, and the trustees of his late brother, for a price such that the total cost of purchase and any necessary alterations was not expected to exceed £150.

This may have been a reference to Benjamin Bagshawe of Sheffield, the son and one of the next of kin of Benjamin Bagshawe of Foolow, who died 15th April 1879, whose Will was proved on 10th November 1800. His personal estate was said to be under £1,500.

The foundation stone of the Church was laid on August 15th 1888, and the opening took place on December 17th of that year. The Chancel was added the following year, and opened on Dec 17th 1889, and the porch at a later (unknown) date.

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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 SK1908176841. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 3 Jan 2015 at 14:33.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 15:20:41 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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