Derby Cathedral

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18-19 Iron Gate, Derby, United Kingdom
Derby Cathedral - View inside Derby Cathedral
Derby Cathedral - Marble memorials
Derby Cathedral - Bess of Hardwick memorial
Derby Cathedral - Derby Cathedral interior
Derby Cathedral - Inside Derby Cathedral
Derby Cathedral - Derby Cathedral

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The Cathedral of All Saints Feb 03, 2017
Derby Cathedral definitely does not have the lofty feel of most cathedrals, in fact it is the smallest Church of England cathedral in the whole country. Formerly All Saints Church, it was granted cathedral status as recently as 1927, however there has been a church on this site since the 10th century- the current building was built somewhere around the mid 14th century.

A word of warning- Don't come here looking for ornate stained-glass windows. There are only two and neither looked that old to me. Nevertheless, the cathedral is still worth a visit mainly to wander the interior. Once inside, many of the interesting elements of the cathedral are accompanied by a description which is helpful in understanding exactly what you are seeing. The thing that draws many people to visit the cathedral is the memorial to Bess of Hardwick who is remembered for building two of Derbyshire's grandest houses; Chatsworth and Hardwick Hall built in 1549 and 1590 respectively. The stately houses showcase Bess of Hardwick's vast wealth. Indeed, she was the second richest woman in England during Elizabethan times. These country houses are also worth visiting when in Derbyshire and are now run by the National Trust and Chatsworth House Trust.

Derby Cathedral is open to the public daily and free to enter, although you may want to consider making a small donation.
Derby Cathedral
Inside Derby Cathedral
Derby Cathedral interior
Bess of Hardwick memorial
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