All Saints' Church, Matlock Bank

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All Saints’ Church, Matlock Bank
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All Saints’ Church, Matlock Bank
All Saints’ Church, Matlock Bank is located in Derbyshire
All Saints’ Church, Matlock Bank
All Saints’ Church, Matlock Bank
Location within Derbyshire
53°08′37.3″N 1°33′19″W / 53.143694°N 1.55528°W / 53.143694; -1.55528Coordinates: 53°08′37.3″N 1°33′19″W / 53.143694°N 1.55528°W / 53.143694; -1.55528
LocationMatlock, Derbyshire
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
Websiteallsaintsmatlock.org.uk
History
DedicationAll Saints
Consecrated17 September 1884
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade II listed[1]
Architect(s)Thomas Henry Healey
Groundbreaking31 August 1882
Completed15 April 1884
Administration
ParishMatlock
DeaneryCarsington[2]
ArchdeaconryChesterfield
DioceseDerby
ProvinceCanterbury

All Saints’ Church, Matlock Bank is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England[3] in Matlock, Derbyshire.

History[edit]

A mission room and school was designed by Mr. Skedward of Sheffield and opened on 17 August 1875[4] by Captain Augustus Arkwright, M.P.

The mission room was quickly found to be inadequate, so funds were raised for the construction of a new church. The foundation stone was laid on 31 August 1882 by Mr. F.C. Arkwright J.P. of Willersley Castle, in the presence of the Bishop of Lichfield.[5] and the church was built to the designs of the architect, Thomas Henry Healey of Bradford.

The church was opened by the Bishop of Lichfield on Easter Tuesday, 15 April 1884[6] and formally consecrated by the Bishop of Southwell, Rt. Revd. George Ridding on 17 September 1884[7]

The original plan was to construct a much larger church, but only the chancel and part of the nave were completed. A west front was added in 1958.

Stained glass[edit]

The church is noted for its stained glass windows, with an east window designed by Edward Burne-Jones of 1905 and a sequence of north aisle windows by Heaton, Butler and Bayne of 1907.

Parish status[edit]

The church is in a joint parish with

Organ[edit]

The pipe organ was built by Forster and Andrews and opened on 15 December 1886 by Thomas Barker Mellor of All Saints' Church, Bakewell.[8] A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England, "Church of All Saints (1278031)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 January 2019
  2. ^ "All Saints' Matlock Bath". A Church Near You. The Church of England. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Williamson, Elizabeth (1979). The Buildings of England. Derbyshire. Penguin Books Limited. p. 274. ISBN 0140710086.
  4. ^ "Matlock Bank. New School and Mission Room". Derby Mercury. England. 18 August 1875. Retrieved 6 January 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "A New Church for Matlock". Nottinghamshire Guardian. England. 4 August 1882. Retrieved 6 January 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Opening of All Saints' Church, Matlock Bank". Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal. England. 18 April 1884. Retrieved 6 January 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Consecration of All Saints' Church, Matlock Bank". Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal. England. 19 September 1884. Retrieved 6 January 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Organ Opening at Matlock Bank". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. England. 18 December 1886. Retrieved 6 January 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "NPOR N05296". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 6 January 2017.