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Holy Trinity Church, Tansley
Holy Trinity Church,
Church Street (east side),
Tansley, 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 1840, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 describes Tansley as a parish, 1½ miles east from Matlock station and 150 miles from London. By an order of the Derbyshire County Council of 1923, the civil parish was incorporated into the urban district of the Matlocks. The ecclesiastical parish was created in 1844 from the parish of Crich; however the boundaries were altered in May 1865 to include part of Matlock parish (The Cliff, Riber and Lumsdale), now attached to Tansley for ecclesiastical purposes.

The church of the Holy Trinity, erected in 1840, is "a building of stone, consisting of nave of three bays, north aisle, west porch and a western tower with pinnacles containing a clock and one bell". It was restored and reseated in 1869, when the north aisle was added. Mention is also made that of the 270 sittings, 200 are free.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/449/2/8/20) for "Holy Trinity - District Chapelry" recorded a total of 263 sittings, 153 of which were free. The estimated congregation on March 30th was 65 in the morning, and 89 in the afternoon, with 108 and 103 Sunday Scholars respectively. It was completed by Melville Holmes, Minister, whose address was "Tansley, Matlock".

The parish records date from 1840. The living in 1932 was said to be a rectory in the gift of the vicar of Crich, and had been held since 1890 by the Rev. John Brodie Stuart Mais L.Th. of Hatfield Hall, Durham.

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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 SK3227359912. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 21 Jan 2015 at 15:19.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 18:02:54 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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