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WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 483


Taken c1886.

Holy Trinity Church, Matlock Bath

Holy Trinity Church was built in 1842, and extended in 1873. It is erected on a natural terrace of tufa, and could only be aligned North/South.

In 1886, allotments and cultivated terraces spread up behind the Church.

Some learned words about tufa.
Tufa is a rough, thick, rock-like calcium carbonate deposit that forms by precipitation from bodies of water with a high dissolved calcium content.
(Note that tufa is entirely different from tuff, which is a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected from vents during a volcanic eruption.)

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