Ault Hucknall Church
In Ault Hucknall, as in most communities, the oldest surviving building is the parish church. St John’s is unusual among Derbyshire churches in retaining features that date from the 11th century when architecture was still influenced by Anglo-Saxon traditions. The church has three compartments – a nave with a north aisle, a former chancel under a crossing tower, and a sanctuary (now the chancel).
Ault Hucknall church played an important role in the Hardwick Estate. All parishioners would have been expected to attend services weekly at Ault Hucknall church, which lay some distance from any of the villages in the parish.
Image courtesy of English Heritage (Steve Cole).