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St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Sheldon
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St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Sheldon
53°12′57.49″N 1°44′16.41″W / 53.2159694°N 1.7378917°W / 53.2159694; -1.7378917Coordinates: 53°12′57.49″N 1°44′16.41″W / 53.2159694°N 1.7378917°W / 53.2159694; -1.7378917
Location Sheldon, Derbyshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Michael and All Angels
Consecrated 7 October 1864
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Designated 27 July 1984
Architect(s) Samuel Rollinson
Groundbreaking 31 May 1864
Completed 7 October 1864
Administration
Parish Sheldon
Deanery Bakewell & Eyam
Archdeaconry Chesterfield
Diocese Derby
Province Canterbury

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

History

The original church was said to have had the largest churchyard in England, inasmuch as the church stood on the highway and was unenclosed. By 1864 the old church was in such a dilapidated state that it was unsafe to enter.

The new church was designed by the architect Samuel Rollinson of Chesterfield. The foundation stone was laid by Rev. H.K. Cornish, vicar of Bakewell, on 31 May 1864 and built by Mr. Gyte of Ashford. It was consecrated on 7 October 1864 by the Bishop of Lichfield.

Parish status

The church is in a joint parish with:

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