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The Cathedral of the Peak

Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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Atmospheric church

This church is massive! The town of Tideswell is quite small it's quite a contrast. The church... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
sparkyju
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Warrington, United Kingdom
A Cathedral at it's Peak

We visited one sunny Sunday afternoon. Tideswell was a lovely little village, and the Church had a... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
seagullrob
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Brisbane, Queensland
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An historic, grade 1 listed building with in the village of Tideswell. The site has a recorded history approaching a thousand years, the current building approximately six hundred and thirty. The Church is Grade 1 listed (since 1967) as “one of the most important of the county's medieval parish churches. The "Friends of St John, Tideswell" (FoSJ) is established for the restoration, preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement and adornment of the Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist, Tideswell (The Cathedral of the Peak) in the Diocese of Derby and of monuments, fittings, fixtures, stained glass, furniture, ornaments and chattels which belong to the church, in the church and churchyard, for the public benefit." Our broader purposes are to afford the general public, and generations to come the opportunity to experience the majesty of St John’s and to allow continued Christian witness there.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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"well worth a visit"
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"wood carvings"
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"stained glass"
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"large church"
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"the main road"
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"old church"
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"small town"
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"amazing church"
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"st john the baptist"
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"local history"
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This church is massive! The town of Tideswell is quite small it's quite a contrast. The church dates from 1300 and is very interesting and well maintained. We went to look at the well dressings in Tideswell and two of them were in the churchyard....More

2  Thank sparkyju
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

We visited one sunny Sunday afternoon. Tideswell was a lovely little village, and the Church had a flower show (it was also well dressing time in the Peak District). They were also serving tea and cakes behind St John the Baptist, so we stopped for...More

Thank seagullrob
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you don't go anywhere else in Tideswell be sure to visit this church. It really is lovely place to spend some time,

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

As another reviewer has said "worth the 5 minute detour from the main road" Light, airy, and well kept, this magnificent building is obviously well loved and used. The approach path is almost a green tunnel of trees from the gate to the south-west porch....More

1  Thank theoldsgt
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

tideswell is a beautiful little village the centrepiece of which is the magnificent church which dominates the whole village centre.well worth the 5 min detour of the main road.

1  Thank olly47
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

The setting is lovely right in the centre of this beautiful village. Great large stained glass windows and ornate carvings.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This Village is worth a modest diversion. Largely unspoilt and a place to meander just for a while. The Church tower and its structure was of interest.

Thank Outofthelaw
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Looked around this old church and discovered that boxes of 'bits and bobs' were left all over the place. This detracted from the whole experience.

1  Thank itsNick2
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is an incredible church, full of original features. The architecture is amongst the finest as it was made by some very rich people. This is a must see church, but don't rush and take a look around the town too as it's beauty should...More

1  Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

What interesting place to visit The embroideries were great such a lot of detail The wooden carvings were very ornate Beautiful stained glass windows

1  Thank J G
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