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All Saints Church, Ripley
All Saints Church,
Church Street / Moseley Street, DE5 3BU,
Ripley, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

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Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1821, and we understand it is still open.

Ripley was created a separate parish in 1855, from the parish of Pentrich. Waingroves, attached to Codnor and Loscoe, was annexed to Ripley for civil purposes in 1888 under the "Divided Parishes Act". The town was, at the time of Kelly's Directory of 1895, under the management of an Urban District Council, formed in 1894. It was said to be lighted with gas, and supplied with water from an artesian well 180 feet deep; the works, situated near the Market place, were owned by the Urban District Council.

The church of All Saints was said to be erected in 1821, and "a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, porch and an embattled tower at the south-west angle, containing a clock and 5 bells, dated 1861". The lower stage of the tower forms a porch. The parish records date from 1821. The living, a vicarage, had been held since 1887 by the Rev. William Edgar Bradstock M.A. of Brasenose College, Oxford, and rural dean of Alfreton.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/446/4/2/10) describes it as "dedicated to All Saints built in aid of the antient parish Church of Pentrich" and "built & consecrated on account of the distance from the parish Church and the great mass of the population residing in Ripley Township" The return was completed by John Wood, the Incumbent, with an address of "Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire". He recorded that the church was built by private subscription on a site he (the Revd. J. Wood) gave, aided by a grand from the Society for building Churches & Chapels.

In 1881, the return for Ripley included the hamlets of Butterley, Green Hillocks, Greenwich, Hartshay, Marehay and Street Lane. As well as there being several large collieries here, Messrs. Crossley had "an extensive establishment for the manufacture of cotton wicks and silk, cotton and mohair braids, boot laces, &c."


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 SK3986150600. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 13 Dec 2013 at 14:07.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 18:57:22 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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