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St Michael and All Angels' Church, Kniveton
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St Michael and All Angels' Church, Kniveton
Coordinates: 53°2′59.69″N 1°41′18.52″W / 53.0499139°N 1.6884778°W / 53.0499139; -1.6884778
Location Kniveton
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Michael and All Angels
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Administration
Parish Kniveton
Deanery Ashbourne
Archdeaconry Derby
Diocese Diocese of Derby
Province Province of York

St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Kniveton is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England in Kniveton, Derbyshire.

History

The church was originally a chapelry to St Oswald's church in Ashbourne and was dedicated to St John the Baptist.

It has Norman origins as evidenced in the plain semi-circular arch of the porch. It is sited on a small hill, built of coursed rubble gritstone with ashlar dressings in the Early English style and dates from the 13th century; it consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a low embattled western tower with a short spire. At some point in its history the dedication changed to St Michael and All Angels.

The church was repewed in 1842.

Bells

The tower has two 17th-century bells, one dated 1665 inscribed “God save the King, 1665” and has the mark of George Oldfield. The second has round the hanuch three Lambaric capital S's alternating with three cross fleurys, and the bellmark generally attributed to Richard Mellour of Nottingham.

Parish status

The church is in a joint parish with

  • St Philip & St James' Church, Atlow
  • All Saints' Church, Bradley
  • St Bartholomew's Church, Hognaston
  • Christ Church, Hulland Ward
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