Ault Hucknall, St John the Baptist

Ault Hucknall, St John the Baptist

A warm welcome awaits visitors to St John the Baptist Church, Ault Hucknall.

The church has stood on this wooded hillside for well over 1000 years, and the Doomsday book (1087) refers to the existence of a priest resident in the parish. 

Ancient parts of the church include the beautiful narrow arch between the chancel and the sanctuary, the two large arches to the north aisle, a small loop window in the north wall and the large arch between the nave and chancel.  The carvings on this arch, it is claimed, portray the creation, the fall of Adam, the flood and the sacrifice of faith made by Abraham.

The Savage window in the Cavendish Chapel dates from 1527.  Also in this chapel is the tomb of Ann, 1st Countess of Devonshire and the black marble slab covering the remains of Thomas Hobbes, one of Englands great philosophers.

The church's annual Well Dressing week takes place in July.

 


Facilities

Toilets
Car park

Features

Stained Glass
Architectural Features
Famous Person

Ault Hucknall
Doe Lea
Derbyshire
S44 5QH

Rev Judy Henderson Smith
01246 241835 (Priest in Charge) or 07920036867

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