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All Saints’ Church, Ashover
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All Saints’ Church, Ashover
Coordinates: 53°09′51.29″N 1°28′48.16″W / 53.1642472°N 1.4800444°W / 53.1642472; -1.4800444
Location Ashover
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication All Saints
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Specifications
Height 128 feet (39 m)
Administration
Parish Ashover
Deanery Chesterfield
Archdeaconry Chesterfield
Diocese Diocese of Derby
Province Province of Canterbury

All Saints’ Church, Ashover is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England in Ashover, Derbyshire.

History

The porch of the church dates from 1275, the north aisle is mid-14th century. The remainder of the church dates from between 1350 and 1419, and was built by Thomas Babington.

A restoration was carried out in 1886 by Wans and Jolley of Nottingham. The western gallery was removed and the belfry and tower arch were opened out. The plaster was scraped from the pillars, arches and walls. The north door was also opened out.

Another restoration was undertaken in 1903 by Percy Heylyn Currey of Derby. The old seats were replaced we new oak pews carved by G and W Eastwood. The floor was re-laid with maple blocking and the heating system was overhauled. The stone paving in the aisles was relaid at the same height as the rest of the floor. The large reredos was moved from the east end and replaced with a smaller one. The church was reopened on 11 September 1903.

Organ

The first organ was installed in 1886 by Abbott of Leeds for a cost of £250 (equivalent to £19,522 in 2018)2018 but is no longer extant.

Parish status

The church is in a joint parish with:

  • Holy Trinity Church, Brackenfield
  • Christ Church, Wessington
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