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All Saints Church, Bradley
All Saints Church,
Yew Tree Lane, DE6 1PG,
Bradley, 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 the 14th century, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 describes All Saints Church as an edifice in the Decorated style of the early 14th century, which consists of a small chancel and nave under a single roof. Originally there was a wooden turret at the west end containing 3 bells, two of which dated from 1722, the tenor being undated. The east window has three lights, the mullions intersecting each other diagonally in the head. The windows on either side of the nave are all good examples of Decorated work. In 1893, the south window was filled with stained glass. The eastern wall of the chancel retains two stone brackets, carved with bearded faces, but the most interesting feature of the interior is a fine circular font, the shaft of which has all the appearance of the upper part of a clustered pier; the bowl is divided into eight compartments by round-headed trefoil arches. Pevsner, in his Buildings of England, compares it with Bakewell.

The church contains a wooden mural achievement [of arms - a display of armorial bearings] of the Knivetons, about 300 years old, gaudily repainted. Sir Andrew Kniveton died at Bradley in 1696, and there is a monument to his eldest son, Godfrey, who died in 1708, besides others to William Byrom, who died in the 17th century, Thomas Byrom, his son (1714) and Dorothy his wife (1730), and Emma Harriet Sgambella (1821). In the chancel are the arms of the Meynell family. The communion plate of silver gilt was a gift of Lady Frances Kniveton and is dated 1641. The parish records date from 1579, but the earlier portions are in a very dilapidated condition. The last entry relating to the Kniveton family is 1633.


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 SK2234245967. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 17 Nov 2013 at 14:34.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 05:26:14 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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