Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Michael's Church, Kniveton
St Michael's Church,
Main Street, DE6 1JH,
Kniveton, 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 the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1895 records the church as dedicated to St Michael & All Angels, but the church noticeboard itself, and the British Listed Buildings website (it is Grade I Listed) record it simply as "St Michael".

The Kelly's entry records that the church has chancel, nave, south porch "and a low embattled western tower, with a short spire, containing 2 bells of the 17th century, one dated 1665: some traces of the Norman origin of the church are seen in the plain semicircular arch of the porch, in the chancel and in a circular stone, rudely carved with a crucifix, found here in 1842: the font, the basin of which stands on a clustered group of eight columns is Early English and dates from the 13th century: the Perpendicular east window is a memorial to Mrs Stafford, erected in 1899: in the south window of the chancel is a quartered shield of arms, with some other fragments, part of the arms of the Kniveton family, and on the south side of the church is a brass to Ann, wife of Merry Wibberley (1810) and a mural monument of marble to Greenwood Holmes (1779)".

The Old Hall, which presumably belonged to the eponymous Kniveton family, is (according to the British Listed Building website) the Village Post Office, but its appearance suggests it is now closed, and is once again in private ownership.

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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 SK2100550393. 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 Kniveton, 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 31 Jan 2013 at 08:47.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:58:33 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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