St Michael & All Angels Church (Hathersage) Reviews
Description:School Lane / Hathersage / Sheffield / S32 1BB / The church is thought to date back to 1381, but was restored in ... more
St Michael & All Angels Church (Hathersage) ... 1849–52. St Michael and All Angels is one of the best examples of church architecture in the country. Charlotte Bronte stayed at the vicarage here in 1845. The church houses 15 brasses to the Eyre family, which inspired Bronte’s choice of her heroine’s name, Jane Eyre. The stained glass in the east window is by the eminent stained glass designer Charles Kempe. It was originally in the Derwent church. When Derwent village was drowned to create the new reservoir, the glass was saved and installed here.
Newest Review: ... it is thought that the heroines name was taken from the Eyre family, who were the prominent family in Hathersage at that time. The Eyre family were also the Lords of the Manor and had been for over eight centuries. There are many items relating this family inside St Michael and All Angels Church, including several 15th century brass ornaments. Sir Robert Eyre restored this Church during the ... more
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by - written on 21/12/07 (Very useful, 139 readings)
The Church of St Michael and All Angels stands high on a hillside above the Derbyshire town of Hathersage. I have passed close by to this Church on many occasions, but it is only very recently that I undertook a small detour off the main road to visit here. All over the County of Derbyshire there are many wonderful Churches and this is one of the finest examples of them all. The Church is thought to date from the 11th century although the first written records of this actual Church are from 1381. This Church is one of the main tourist attractions in the town and it is notable for two different historical reasons. Firstly, the Churchyard here is the ... Read the complete review
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