Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Holy Cross Church, Morton
Holy Cross Church,
Stretton Road / Church Lane,
Morton, 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 1002, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 tells us that Morton is a parish and township, half a mile west from Doe Hill station (which is in the parish of Tibshelf), 2 miles south-east from Stretton station, both on the Midland section of the London, Midland and Scottish railway, 4 north from Alfreton and 7½ south from Chesterfield. The church of the Holy Cross is "a small building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower with eight crocketed pinnacles, containing 6 bells". There are monuments to William Turbutt esq. d.1836, and to the Rev. Richard Burrow Turbutt, a former rector; and brasses to Margery, wife of Edward Nickson, rector here in 1650, and to a daughter of Ralph Heathcote. Most of the windows are stained, including one in the chancel, erected in 1872, to Mrs Mary Siddall, by her son, Dr. Joseph Siddall. The parish records date from 1575 "and are in excellent condition".

Kelly also mentions an Isolation Hospital, erected in 1905, which had 30 beds, and was under the control of the North Derbyshire Hospital Committee; and a large colliery ("Morton Colliery") opened here in 1863 by the Clay Cross Co. Ltd. Edward Sacheverell Wilmot Sitwell esq. J.P. was lord of the manor.

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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 SK4071860113. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 13 Aug 2013 at 15:42.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:14:27 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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