Tideswell, Derbyshire - Peak District. Its church is called the Cathedral of the Peak.
Tideswell Derbyshire is a Peak District village, once home to the 'Great Courts' of the Royal Forest of the Peak. It grew rich on lead mining and wool and has a magnificent church known as the 'Cathedral of the Peak'.
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This fine church was funded by the local wool trade and by lead mining - for Tideswell was a major centre for the lead-mining industry from medieval times to the nineteenth century. As the mining declined from 1850 onwards so did the population of the village and it has only started to recover in recent years.
The nearby hamlet of Wheston is one of the smallest hereabouts with about 15 houses, mostly farms, and a hall which is reputedly haunted. There is an agricultural supplier here but no shops or amenities.
The main point of interest is the fine, recently restored 15th-century cross just on the western edge of the hamlet. Unusually, the cross is essentially complete despite its age. It is thought it once marked the boundary of the Royal Forest and has the Virgin Mary on one side and Christ crucified on the other.
Tideswell Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge- Click Here for a slide show
Useful local links:Andrew's Coaches of Tideswell A major local coach firm, based in Tideswell.
Visit Tideswell The official local tourist page for the village of Tideswell
Celebration Photography Wedding photographers based in Tideswell, Derbyshire
Tideswell Wakes Week Information on the annual Wakes week celebrations in Tideswell
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