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The Old Church of St Alkmund, Derby
St Alkmund's Church
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Engraving of the exterior prior to the 1846 rebuild. St. Alkmund's is supposed to have been originally founded early in the ninth century when St Alkmund's remains were bought here. Saint Alkmund was born in 774 in northern England as a British prince; son of the Northumbrian king Alcred and became King of Northumbria after the murders of his father and brother Osred. Known for his charity to the poor and orphaned. Murdered by agents of the usurping king Eardwulf of Northumbria. There are only six churches in England dedicated to him. Joseph Wright of Derby (painter) was buried here. The old Church was demolished in 1843-44 and rebuilt in 1846 by H I Stevens and was demolished in 1967 in order to build the ring road now called St Alkmund's Way.