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Church, free entry

Sutton Scarsdale Church

Sutton Scarsdale Church


Janet Bradshaw

01246 822280


St Mary's Church,
Hall Drive,
Sutton Scarsdale,
S44 5UT


St Mary's Church at Sutton Scarsdale stands on the south side of the courtyard of Sutton Scarsdale hall, built by Nicholas Leke, the fourth and last Earl of Scarsdale, in 1724.

The Church dates from the 13th Century, although it was rebuilt in the late 14th and early 15th Century by the Leke family. It is one of the oldest churches in Derbyshire and has a rare tomb depicting a carver of a Norman household, one of only 3 in Britain.

St Mary's is still in use as a place of worship and was awarded a grant by English Heritage in 2007 for repair work.

Picnic site

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed


Free entry

Donations gratefully accepted



See location of Sutton Scarsdale Church on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 444686  Lat: 53.21260 Long: -1.33659

Free parking available at Sutton Scarsdale Hall.

From North/South
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take A6175 (signposted Clay Cross). Take 1st right turn into Heath village. Follow road through village for approx 1 mile, then turn right out of village onto Shire Lane. As lane curves round to right take left turn onto Sutton Lane. Follow road for ¼ mile turn left (Hall Drive). Follow road and brown signs to Sutton Scarsdale Hall.

From East
Take A617 to junction with M1 motorway and, at roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit (A6175). Then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632 signposted Bolsover). Follow road through Calow and on to Arkwright Town. At roundabout (Arkwright Town) take 3rd exit onto Sutton Lane Follow road for 1¼ miles. Turn left (Hall Road). Follow road to Sutton Scarsdale.

Parking: free


  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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