St Michael & All Angels Church, Taddington (1)

Recent Photograph of St Michael & All Angels Church (1) (Taddington)

Taddington Church contains memorials to Sir Richard Blackwell, of Blackwell (d.1505), and his wife Lady Agnes. Sir Richard wears a fur-lined robe, and Lady Agnes a hood and mourning mantle symbolising a vow of perpetual widowhood.

The font is said to date from the 13th century, but at some time was ejected from the church, possibly during the Commonwealth period, as in Victorian times it was seen in a nearby coaching inn, used not only for washing beer tankards, but as a receptacle for pea soup! And it wasn't restored to the church until the 1930s.

Taddington parish includes the hamlets of Blackwell and Priestcliffe.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Our Peakland Villages, The Peak Advertiser, 1986.

Image contributed by Alf Beard on 26th April 2004.
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