Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Lawrence's Church, Barlow
St Lawrence's Church,
Hackney Lane,
Barlow, 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 1150, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 describes Barlow (or Great Barlow) as a village, township and parish on a bold eminence, commanding a very extensive view of a finely cultivated country, 3½ miles from Sheepbridge station, and 5 miles from Staveley station, both on the London, Midland and Scottish railway, 4 miles north-west from Chesterfield and 10 south from Sheffield. The church of St Lawrence "is a small Norman building, consisting of chancel (added in 1867), nave and lady chapel, south porch and turret containing one bell". There are four stained windows, placed here in 1874; an inscribed marble slab to Robert Barley and his wife, Margaret, dated 1467, and an ancient coffin lid with inscription, of the 13th century.

The parish records date from 1573. The living was (in 1932) a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the rector of Staveley, and had been held since 1923 by the Rev. Edward Wm. Lumley, of St Chad's Hostel, Hooton Pagnell.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/448/5/6/10) for an estimated congregation on March 30th of 146 in the afternoon, with 56 Sunday Scholars was completed by Edward Straw, "School-master of the above named Parish", who gave his address as "Barlow, Chesterfield".

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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 SK3441674690. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 17 Dec 2014 at 11:34.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 20:56:36 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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