Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Hartshorne
St Peter's Church,
Church Street,
Hartshorne, 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 before 1303, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1912 describes St Peter's Church as "a building of grey sandstone, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, west porch and an embattled Perpendicular tower at the west end of the aisle, containing a clock and 5 bells, the 4th and 5th being of pre-Reformation date and finely lettered; the rest were cast in 1792". The nave was entirely rebuilt in 1835 (the British Listed Buildings website says by Henry Stevens of Derby), and cast iron windows were inserted in imitation of Perpendicular tracery. The tower dates from the 15th century, and has heraldic and other carvings on its exterior. Some of the carved benches are Elizabethan, bearing the dates 1590 and 1616. There is a fine altar tomb near the western entrance, with alabaster figures of Humphrey Dethick and his wife, dated 1599 and 1611. There is a memorial window to the Rev. Henry William Buckley, M.A. who died in 1892.

Thanks to information on the Hartshorne Village website, we know the earliest mention of the Church was in the Episcopal Register of 1303; however their account suggests that it is likely to have been a place of worship before that time.


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 SK3272420834. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Hartshorne, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 23 Oct 2013 at 14:50.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 20:52:15 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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