About this image
The church, dedicated to St. Giles, stands on high ground above the village and dates mainly from the 14th century, although there are signs of the 12th century stones and earlier, built into the walls and in the porch. The church was restored in 1858.
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.