We followed a lovely minor road to Kirk Ireton. A larger village than I expected and probably worth a walk round, but for now we parked by Holy Trinity church – SK 269502 – and I went for an explore. They are also part of the Wirksworth team – website – but they have no history on the website.
I entered, starting taking photos, then the organist arrived, then the Churchwarden arrived. We had a good chat, I got into the vestry (Table of Fees dating 1987), but I didn’t see if they have a guidebook on sale.
Pevsner tells me it has an “embattled West tower, low, broad and unbuttressed, probably Norman, C14 upper stage”. The porch is rather lovely – enjoy the angles – again it is probably Norman.
The Chancel is C14, with nice carvings at the east end. Door into the vestry is C14. I like the sheep – should have asked when it was carved – but missed the Chancel tiles (“Good, with fat moths, birds, etc.”).