Derbyshire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Bradbourne
All Saints Church,
off Mill Lane, DE6 1PA,
Bradbourne, 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 before 1066, and we understand it is still open.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1895 All Saints Church has significant remains of Norman and Saxon work, notably the lower stage of the tower, and its north side, showing the beginnings of the Saxon nave; however the British Listed Buildings website (it is Grade I Listed) makes no mention of this.

Again, according to Kelly, Bradbourne Church was given by Geoffrey Cauceis to the priory of Dunstable in the year 1205, and remained annexed to the priory until the Reformation, the churches of the parish (Bradbourne, Brassington, Tissington, Ballidon and Atlow) being served by a company of three canons, who were sent from Dunstable and resided at the Hall at Bradbourne.

The entrance to the church from Mill Lane is past the Village Cross. Some say this is a Market Cross, others that it is the War Memorial, which it may be, as the initials "A.G., W.W. and T.M." are carved on the base; however the inscription on the shaft facing the road indicates it was to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, in 1897. Either way, the shaft is surmounted by a decorative lamp, giving it an overall pleasing appearance.

Today Bradbourne is a small village, but it retained Atlow, Ballidon and Brassington as chapelries, and the township of Aldwark, and the hamlet of Lea-Hall well into the 19th century.

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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 SK2080752756. 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 Bradbourne, 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 30 Jan 2013 at 13:30.

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This Report was created 6 Dec 2023 - 17:36:58 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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