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All Saints Church, Trusley
All Saints Church,
Main Street, DE6 5JG,
Trusley, 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 1713, and we understand it is still open.

All Saints is a small red brick church, built in 1713, for William Coke of Trusley Hall. Inside are various memorials to the Coke family, including to Franciscus Coke and family of c.1639, Briget Curzon of c.1638 and Guilicum Coke, c.1699. According to the The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) the building placed an earlier church. There are nine hatchments in the nave, seven of the Coke family 1713-1841, one to Edward Gilmot of 1748, and a royal coat of arms - 'AR' - presumably of Queen Anne. It is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for more details.

There is a photograph of the church's ornate doorway in "More Curiosities of Derbyshire" (Frank Rodgers, 2000) p.44. Frank says the Coke family arrived in Trusley in 1418, and the monuments, and doorway came from the Hall when it was demolished.

His description also mentions a record of its opening recorded in the parish register:

Mem. 1713 opening of the new church when we had both vocal and instrumental musick the service read as at Cathedrals an Anthem very well performed Mr. Coke being one of the performers".

The church also has a rare maiden's funeral garland (or crantz), one of 3 churches in Derbyshire where these survive. The other two are Ashford on the Water, and St Giles Church in Matlock.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/375/2/2/6) is for a Church erected "In the time of Queen Ann. The name of which is All Saints a good Parish Church in tolerable repair". There were 120 sittings in the Church - "all the seats are belonging to different houses except about three cottages & as the population is small & the church large there is plenty of room for every one". The return was completed by the Rector, "Chs. E." [Charles Evelyn] Cotton, whose address was "Trusley, near Derby". He added a further note that "there is no Sunday School as there are only four or five Labourers children & they have generally attended the Dalbury Sunday School which is also under my care".


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 SK2535635536. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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 Trusley, 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 24 Nov 2011 at 12:04.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 18:27:08 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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