Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cromford Bridge Chapel

From Darley Park we drove up through Kirk Allerton, where Nigel used to live, and still has a cottage, to Cromford.These are the remains of a bridge chapel,adjacent to Cromford Bridge, on land which Grandpa inherited from Charles Vincent, and gave to the Derbyshire Archaeological Society in the early 1950s. It is one of only five left standing in the whole of England. Immediately to the left is a fishing lodge, built in the late 1700s/early 1800s by Richard Arkwright, and I believe probably modelled on one built for Isaak Walton and Charles Cotton at Beresford Dale in the early 1700s. The  motto inscribed above the door reads "Piscatoribus Sanctum," as does the one at Beresford Dale.

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