Building record MDR9826 - Holy Trinity Church, Derby Road, Milford

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The church was built in 1846-7 at a cost of £2,200.00 which was given by Messrs. Strutt. It is a handsome edifice of stone, in the Early English style, built from the designs of Sir Gilbert Scott, and consists of chancel (with vestry), nave (with north aisle and south porch), and bell turret at the south-east corner. The nave is separated from the aisle by five arches springing from octagonal columns, and the west end is crossed by a gallery in which are the organ and choir seats. The roofs are open timbered, and the beams rest on carved figure heads. There is no burial ground; interments take place either at Duffield or Belper. (1) Holy Trinity Church is a Grade II Church of England building. It was built in 1848 and designed by architect H. Moffat, on a site given by Messrs Strutt. It is constructed from coursed stone rubble with a tiled roof in the Early English style. The church is aligned north-west to south-east with buttresses and a polygonal north-west turret. The church room and vestry were added in 1910. The church stands high above Derby Road in an embanked churchyard. (2) Holy Trinity Church was built between 1846 and 1848 and designed by H. Moffat on a site given by the Strutts. It is designed in the early English style and is built of coursed stone rubble with a tiled roof. (3) The church contains an organ considered to have outstanding musical and historical qualities pertinent to the World Heritage Site. It was built in 1874 by the Derby firm of J M Grunwell and was in several successive locations before being brought to Holy Trinity at Milford in 1994. It is of excellent quality, is very compact, but still manages to have three manual keyboards. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T. 1895. History, Topography & Directory of Derby. p. 671.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1087346.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Derwent Valley Mills (DVM) Nomination Steering Panel. 2000. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage List Nomination Document. p 81, illust..
  • <4> Unpublished document: Tomkins, R (Derby Diocesan Adviser on Organs). 2007. Letter to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Officer re the Derwent Organ Heritage.



Grid reference Centred SK 3511 4536 (36m by 31m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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