St Alkmund's Church, Duffield
|St Alkmund’s Church, Duffield|
St Alkmund’s Church, Duffield
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Derby|
It dates back to the first millennium, and is situated on the banks of the River Derwent to the south of Duffield, Derbyshire, England. It is the parish church of Duffield, and is associated with the nearby church of St Paul's in Little Eaton. In times past,[when?] the Parish of Duffield was much larger than it is now, covering the area known as Duffield Frith. The church's distance from the centre of the village is thought be because it was next to Duffield Bridge, which was used by pilgrims and other travellers.
The church is Grade I listed. The current building dates from the 14th century, but was restored in 1847 by James Piers St Aubyn and in 1896–97 by John Oldrid Scott. Its weathercock was installed in 1719 by ironsmith Robert Bakewell.
During the restoration of 1887, the peal of eight bells was augmented to ten by a gift from Sir Arthur Heywood, 3rd Baronet. St Alkmund's is one of only a few churches outside the larger centres so endowed.
The church has a pipe organ by Cousans dating from 1972. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
- Bland.J., (Circa 1900) Notes on Duffield Church, a paper read before the Church of England Men's Society, Duffield Branch. Derby: J.H. Hall
- Historic England. "Church of St Alkmund (Grade I) (78855)". Images of England. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- "NPOR N00383". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
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