Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Michael & All Angels Church, Sheldon
St Michael & All Angels Church,
off Main Street,
Sheldon, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

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 before 1672, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/1/10/15) described Sheldon's Church as "dedicated to St Michael", and "a Chapel of Ease, a Perpetual Curacy in the Parish of Bakewell". It was erected "before 1800", and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 11 in the morning, with 31 Sunday Scholars. It was completed by James Coates, the Incumbent, who gave his address as "near Bakewell, Derbyshire". He remarked that "there is one Service every Sunday & performed alternately Morning and Evening & the average attending the Evening having [being?] about Thirty adults & from 30 to 40 children".

Interested researchers may also wish to know there is a transcription of Memorials in the Churchyard available on the website of the Rev. Clive Thrower, a former vicar of Ashford in the Water, Sheldon, and Longstone with Wardlow. However now (in 2018) only Ashford and Sheldon retain a link, as Longstone and Wardlow now share a vicar with Curbar and Stoney Middleton.

There may be more information available by by selecting one or more of the accompanying images on the right.

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference SK1754568826. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

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 Sheldon, 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 8 Dec 2018 at 11:21.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2021 - 16:07:48 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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