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St Michael, Shirley, Derbyshire

(52°58′16″N, 1°40′36″W)
SK 218 416
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Derbyshire
now Derbyshire
now Derby
  • Celia Holden
  • Jennifer Alexander
  • Louisa Catt
  • Olivia Threlkeld
4th September 2014

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Feature Sets

The church consists of a chancel, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, and a tower at the W end. The current church is predominantly of the 14thc, including the S aisle with an arcade of octagonal piers, and Perpendicular E windows. The tower, the N aisle and other windows were added in the 19thc c.1842.

The only Romanesque feature is a lintel, found on the exterior of the E wall of the N aisle.


Mention of the church at Shirley (Sirelei), and one priest, can be found in Domesday Book. The Norman knight, Henry de Ferrers, was the tenant-in-chief. Fulcher, son of Sewall, rented land in Shirley c.1130 (Cox 1877, 269).


Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration


J. C. Cox, Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. 3, Chesterfield 1877.

N. Pevsner and E. Williamson, The Buildings of England, Derbyshire, London 1978, 318.