Skip to main content

Listed Building record MDR3342 - Holy Trinity Church, Wirksworth Road, Kirk Ireton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1100 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

Holy Trinity church, Kirk Ireton, shows considerable remains of the 12th century church. Substantial alterations were made in the 14th century; in the 15th or 16th century both the aisles were lengthened towards the east. (1) In normal use. (2) Holy Trinity Church, Kirk Ireton, is a Grade I listed building of 12th century date with subsequent additions and alterations in most succeeding centuries to the 19th century. It consists of a west tower, nave and aisles and clerestory, south porch and chancel with one bay chapels and vestry. The building is constructed of coursed rubble gritstone and gritstone ashlar. (3) A total of eight cores were taken from oak timbers in the bell frame in order to carry out tree ring dating. These provided a felling date range of 1610 to 1645, with the likely felling date estimated as being c. 1625. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1877. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. II. p 497.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 19-APR-66.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: DOE(HHR)Dist of West Derbyshire Oct 1983, 18.
  • <4> Index: NDAT 1372.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Nottingham University Tree-Ring Dating Laboratory. Dendro Sample Record and Summary. Initial report 28 February 1994.



Grid reference Centred SK 2689 5021 (23m by 16m) Centre

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1235

Please contact the HER for details.

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Nov 9 2023 4:37PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.