Annesley Old Church

The ruined church is Grade 1 listed (one of only two Grade 1 listed ancient buildings in the Ashfield District) and is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Annesley Old Church Project was a three-year Heritage Lottery funded project based at the 12th century Annesley All Saints Church situated next to Annesley Hall. The first phase of the project involved the restoration and preservation of the ruins, followed by promotion of the site for community events and activities. Planned events included Annesley Heritage Walks, creative writing workshops, researching the history of the church and surrounding district, arts events including painting and sketching and surveying the nature of the site. Situated close to Junction 27 of the M1 motorway, All Saints church is easily accessible. The site overlooks Annesley Hall, a Grade 2 Listed building famous for its connections to the Byron family, the Chaworth Musters who lived there for many years, and the Spencer and Churchill families. Both the church and the hall are steeped in history and folklore. Interpretation panels on the site tell the story of the rich heritage of the site, and the church site offers commanding views of the hall and estate.

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