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St John the Baptist, Chelmorton, Derbyshire

(53°13′30″N, 1°50′17″W)
SK 109 698
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Derbyshire
now Derbyshire
medieval Lichfield
now Derby
  • Celia Holden
  • Jennifer Alexander
  • Louisa Catt
  • Olivia Threlkeld
  • Richard Jewell
1 September 2014

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Feature Sets

The church consists of a long chancel, a nave, a large S transept, a S porch, and a W tower with a large spire.

In the W wall of the S porch there are fragments of a Romanesque chevron label.


Chelmorton is not recorded in the Domesday Survey.

There must have been a chapel here, when King John gave the church of Bakewell and its dependencies to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, but the first specific mention we have found of it is in the early chartulary of Lichfield under the year 1256.


Interior Features

Interior Decoration


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications or England’s Patron Saints, London 1899, III, 83.

J. Charles Cox. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire: The Hundreds of The High Peak and Wirksworth. Vol. 2. 1877, 78 - 86.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Derbyshire. Harmondsworth 1978, 140.