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Wirksworth has many imposing stone buildings and intricate network of narrow lanes, yards and alleys rich in history and heritage, exemplified by old mills and the impressive medieval parish church.

Wirksworth's fortunes were based on lead mining (even as far back as Roman times), quarrying and textiles in the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th century onwards. Textile mills were first introduced by the industrial pioneer Sir Richard Arkwright at Haarlem Mill, considered by some 'experts' to be the mill in George Eliot's novel The Mill on the Floss

Parish Church of St Mary Wirksworth, Derbyshire

The Parish Church of St Mary, Wirksworth

It is a grade I listed building and much of it dates from the 13th century.

 

Wirksworth, Derbyshire

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the nave of Parish Church of St Mary Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Looking west down the nave of Wirksworth.

 

Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Looking east down the nave towards the chancel of Wirksworth.

 

stained glass windows Parish Church of St Mary Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Some of the impressive stained glass windows of Wirksworth.

 

Wirksworth, Derbyshire

 

Gell tomb Parish Church of St Mary Wirksworth, Derbyshire

An impressive old tomb in Wirksworth.

I think  tthree tombs illustrated belong to members of the Gell family from the later 16t century

 

Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Another impressively (alabaster) carved tomb in Wirksworth.

 

Wirksworth, Derbyshire

A finely carved tombstone lid in Wirksworth.

 

Market Place Wirksworth, Derbyshire

A street winds it way up from near the Market Place, Wirksworth.

Market Place Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Market Place, Wirksworth

 

Le Mistral cafe bistro bar wine shop Market Place Wirksworth, Derbyshire

The Le Mistral Cafe - bistro, bar and wine shop, Wirksworth

 

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Houses and shops around Market Place, Wirksworth

 

Wirksworth, Derbyshire Mercia Cafe restaurant and wine bar Market Place Wirksworth, Derbyshire

The Mercia Cafe - restaurant and wine bar, Market Place, Wirksworth

 

Hope & Anchor pub Market Place Wirksworth, Derbyshire

The Hope & Anchor pub in Market Place, Wirksworth.

 

Sizzling Pig cafe, Market Place Wirksworth, Derbyshire Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Left: The Sizzling Pig cafe, Market Place, Wirksworth.

Right: ? Hotel in St John's Street?, Wirksworth

 

medieval cruck truss Wirksworth, Derbyshire

This is the site of a former cruck truss cottage or house, the residual A frame of the cruck construction probably dates from the late medieval period/

 


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