St Michael and All Angels' Church, Sheldon facts for kids
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St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Sheldon
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Dedication||St Michael and All Angels|
|Consecrated||7 October 1864|
|Heritage designation||Grade II listed|
|Designated||27 July 1984|
|Groundbreaking||31 May 1864|
|Completed||7 October 1864|
|Deanery||Bakewell & Eyam|
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.
The church is in a joint parish with:
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