Hassop Churches


The Roman Catholic Church of All Saints was built in 1816 to a classical design by Joseph Ireland, erected by Anthony James, 4th Earl of Newburgh. Building work is said to have been supervised by Ireland’s pupil-clerk J J Scoles.

Hassop Church is said to be modelled on St Pauls at Covent Garden which was designed by Inigo Jones. It has five Grecian side windows and Tuscan pilasters at the back. Stone from a quarry at Baslow was brought to construct the church using the 1765 turnpike road and the cost of the tolls amounted to £10 for the transportation.

A secret passageway is said to exist which links the Church with Hassop Hall opposite.

Within Hassop Church the ceiling is coved and coffered.

The alter piece is an important painting of the Crucifixion by Luigi Caracci. There is also said to be a brass memorial to the Very Rev. Monsignor Canon Nickolds who was the priest at Hassop for 34 years, and a monument to Thomas Eyre who died in 1833. Hassop Hall was for several centuries the home of the Eyre family.

In 1898 a stained glass window was erected to Samuel and Ann Kitchin.