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Church of St Michael at Kniveton


  



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Church of St Michael and All Angels at Kniveton, Derbyshire

Kniveton church
St Michael's church at Kniveton

St Michaels is a charming little church consisting only of a nave, chancel and a tower. The tower, built in the 13th century, is unbuttressed and contains small lancet windows, battlements and a short spire.

The medieval glass in the chancel depicts the arms of the family Kniveton. It was Lady Kniveton who gave the alter its lovely flagon and chalice in 1572. Sir Andrew Kniveton became so impoverished through his loyalty to Charles the First that he had to sell most of the family estates. The church also contains a 13th century font. An ancient yew guards the doorway to the church and still bares the grooves worn when the archers were sharpening their arrows.


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