Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Churches (16) : St Alkmund, Duffield

The parish church of Duffield is one of only a handful of English churches dedicated to the eighth century Northumbrian prince and martyr St Alkmund. A church has been on the site since before the Domesday Book. The current church dates mostly from the fourteenth century but with numerous changes and alternations over the following centuries.

The church was heavily restored in the nineteenth century though retains much of it's original state including the fourteenth century tower. The church is a fair walk from Duffield itself (though the spire can be clearly seen from the edge of the village) probably sited next to Duffield Bridge for the benefit of pilgrims.