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Monument record MDR9789 - St Mark's Church (site of) and Grave Yard, Cromford Hill, Cromford

Type and Period (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

Site is shown as 'St. Mark's Church' and 'Grave Yard' on late 19th and early 20th century OS maps. (1, 2, 3) Although St Mary's church [SMR 29759] had been made into a parish church, a Mission church, with burial ground attached, dedicated to St. Mark, was erected in Cromford "for the greater convenience of the inhabitants". (4) St Mark's was erected in 1877 to function as a parish church for Cromford, while its cemetery meant that Cromford inhabitants no longer needed to be buried at Wirksworth. It was later used as a mortuary chapel for the cemetery until 1957. It was demolished in 1971. The lead pigs found in the early 20th century are believed to have been found here rather than at St Mary’s by Cromford Bridge [see SMR 9705]. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-10.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-10, 1898.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). XXXIV-10.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T. 1895. History, Topography & Directory of Derby. p. 345.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Stroud, G. 2001. Extensive Urban Survey: Cromford. Archaeological Assessment Report. Component 34.



Grid reference Centred SK 2924 5680 (71m by 110m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3865

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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