Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Mary & St Barlok's Church, Norbury
St Mary & St Barlok's Church,
off Norbury Hollow,
Norbury, 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 1932 records the church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, and "consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, north aisle, divided from the nave by an arcade of four arches on massive piers, two chantry chapels on the south side and an embattled tower, with pinnacles, between these chapels, the lower portion of which forms a south porch, and over the entrance is a clock, placed in 1889 by S.W. Clowes esq. ... the chancel, unusually large in proportion to the rest of the building, was built between 1349 and 1390 ... by Henry Kniveton, then rector: the chief glory of this church is its old stained and painted glass, but the original glass of the east window disappeared during the last century, and is now filled with glass gathered from all parts of the nave; on some quarries the initials N and A show them to have been put in by Nicholas and Alice Fitzherbert, circa 1450: other portions from the south-west chapel bear the initials of John Fitzherbert, circa 1500; the figures of the twelve apostles were removed from various windows in the north aisle, and those of saints from the south-west chapel; in the tracery lights are several emblazoned shields of the Fitzherberts ... the eight windows in the side walls still, for the most part, retain their original glass, circa 1350, covered with Decorated scroll work and admirably-conceived interlaced patterns with shields of arms, representing the most celebrated of the contemporary nobility and gentry of the Lancastrian party at the beginning of the 14th century; the west window has also seven shields and some other devices: there is a finely carved chancel screen, altar table and reredos of oak, some good carved oak benches, several piscinæ and three sedilia without canopies".

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Now or formerly Church of England.

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This Church is located at OS grid reference SK1254042392. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 10 Dec 2018 at 12:50.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 19:11:30 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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