Church of St John the Baptist by Matthew Ernst (England Photo Spot)

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Church of St John the Baptist by Matthew Ernst

The Church of St John the Baptist in Tideswell has become known as the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’, for it is one of the largest and certainly the most beautiful church in the area. The present church probably replaced a much smaller Norman one, and faint traces of this may be seen in the Chancel. The beauty of the current church is that it was all built about the same period, with few alterations or additions – being started about 1320 and completed soon after 1400. The Nave, Aisles and Transepts were begun about 1340 in the Late Gothic style, and the Chancel and Tower were added at the end of the century in a Perpendicular style. Between the two it is thought that church-building was interrupted by the Black Death. (Tideswell, England)

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