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Dedicated to St Bartholomew, the church contains an early Norman doorway with an unusual tympanum as well as an early Norman font.
The base of the tower dates from 1200. The nave of the old church was very small; it was demolished in 1879 and replaced. The tower contains two old bells, one cast between 1200 and 1220 (the oldest in Derbyshire?), the other inscribed 1670. These two bells are no longer rung.
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.