About this image
A new St Alkmund's Church was built on the site of this church in 1846 by architect Henry Isaac Stevens. Several other churches of the same name had previously stood on the site, dating back to the 9th century. The newer church, with its distinctive spire, is the one depicted elsewhere on this website and was demolished in 1967 to make way for the inner ring road.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.