Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Michael & All Angels Church, Middleton, Youlgreave
St Michael & All Angels Church,
Weaddow Lane, south of Square,
Middleton, Youlgreave, 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 1899, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 records that "Middleton, with Smerrill" forms a township in the parish of Youlgrave, a mile and a half south-west from Youlgrave, in the hundred of Wirksworth. The village is supplied with water from the Bradford spring, the water being pumped up to a reservoir and led to the village in pipes. The works were constructed by T.W. Bateman esq. The chapel of ease of St Michael and All Angels, situated here, and for many years disused, was restored in 1899.

Also mentioned as being in this parish is "a perfect Druidical circle known as 'Arbor Low', 150 feet in diameter and formed of a number of immense stones, now lying flat, and in the centre are masses of stone, perhaps originally forming a cromlech". The circle is surrounded by a fosse 18 feet wide and a rampart 6 or 8 yards in height from the inner base. There are north and south entrances, and about 300 yards distant, and connected with the circle by a continuous earth bank, is a sepulchre mound called "Gib Hill". There are also many barrows, in which Celtic antiquities have been discovered. No wonder Thomas Bateman became known as the "Barrow Knight" with so much potential surrounding him!

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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 SK1956863101. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 9 Jan 2015 at 11:27.

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This Report was created 28 Nov 2023 - 17:09:55 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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