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St Bartholomew's Church, Church Lane, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, 1789
Miss Frances Webb
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Engraved by Schnebbelie, 1789.
Information from www.derbyshireuk.net/whittington.html:
"A church and rectory are said to have existed since 1140 but known records are dated 1302. The original Norman church was small and much altered until replaced by a larger structure in 1865. This was destroyed by fire in 1895, the tower and bells only survived and these were incorporated in the new St Bartholomew's which opened the following year."
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.