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Soutwest view of St Michael's Church, Queen Street, pre 1856
Miss Frances Webb
About this image
This image is prior to the rebuilding of 1857-8; a new church was built after the east gable fell in during a service in 1856. A church has stood here since the Domesday Book (and was used as a waterworks during the 18th century).
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.