Tuesday, June 07, 2011

St Michael, Alsop en le Dale, Derbyshire

Heading back south and this was the first village off the Ashbourne Road. A sign by the roadside advertised "Norman Church Open". It was, but it was more neo-Norman than Norman! Original seemingly only the south door, parts of the chancel arch and possibly walling. The west tower is completely new, there was no tower before the C19. Inside there is a very bulky Victorian pulpit with crocketed buttressing and cusped ogee arches, and the east window has glass by Henry Haig to commemorate the Millenium installed in 2001.

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