The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Wirksworth, Derbyshire           

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A tiny former Baptist Chapel is now in use as a holiday let. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2017).

Baptist Church. SK 287 540. James Murray.

The Non-conformist Cemetery Chapel in the cemetery off Cromford Road. The site of the demolished Anglican cemetery chapel is marked by low walls. Both Janet Gimber (2017).

Methodist Church. SK 287 537. James Murray. Another view. Bruce Read.

Our Lady and St. Theresa (R.C.). SK 289 531. Bruce Read.

St. Mary the Virgin, a splendid church. SK 2874 5394. James Murray. Another view, Bruce Read. Two views of the interior - 1, 2, East window, the pulpit and the font. The church is notable for its Saxon survivals, most importantly this richly carved coffin lid, dated to the 7th century. There are many fragments of carved stonework incorporated into the present building, presumably recycled from the predecessor church (see here for more details) , some interesting monuments too. All Steve Bulman (2018). Link1. Link2. The grade I listing is remarkably brief.

West Derbyshire U.R.C. SK 287 541. James Murray. Another view. Bruce Read. Link.

 

 

 

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21 September 2019

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