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St John the Baptist, Main Street

St John the Baptist, Main Street, Chelmorton, Derbyshire SK17 9SH View on map

England's highest church with a spire situated at the top of the historic village of Chelmorton . The 15th century spire is recessed onto its 13th century tower and is topped by a weathervane in the form of a locust - a reminder of John the Baptist’s time in the wilderness. Parts of the Grade II* listed church date from the early 13th century and the interior contains a complete 14th-century Perpendicular-style stone chancel screen.


Opening Arrangements

All year, daily, during daylight hours.


Between A6 and A515, 5 miles from Buxton and 6 miles from Bakewell. Rail: Buxton (5 miles). Bus: No 117 (Buxton to Bakewell).

Parking Spaces


Roadside parking available at the bottom of Church Drive.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: No
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes