Annesley Old Church is a medieval building, which fell into disuse after a new church, All Saints Church was opened in 1874 a mile away, to accommodate the growing mining community. Apart from the main outer walls and tower, other features surviving are the three-seat sedilia (priest’s chair) and two piscinae (For washing communion vessels). Monuments from the old church have been restored and are on display in the new church.
The romantic ruins of this historic church and churchyard, which are registered as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, offer an idyllic location overlooking Annesley Hall (not open to the public) and Park. The grade II* listed park is nestled in the midst of Annesley Forest, where you can find the site of a former Mott and Bailey castle.