SK2478 : Padley Chapel, Grindleford

taken 3 years ago, near to Nether Padley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Padley Chapel, Grindleford
Padley Chapel, Grindleford
The remains of the former manor house, (only the chapel, once the gate-house, now survives.)This shows the remains of a stone spiral staircase.
The chapel is Grade 1 listed LinkExternal link

Exterior views of the chapel at SK2478 : Padley Chapel, Upper Padley,SK2478 : Padley Chapel, Upper Padley, Derbyshire and SK2478 : Padley Chapel near Grindleford
Padley Chapel, Grindleford
1588 was not a good time to be a Catholic in England, it being high treason for any priest ordained abroad to be in the Kingdom.
On 12 July Padley Manor, the house of the Recusant Fitzherbert family, was raided and two visiting priests, named Robert Ludlum and Nicholas Garlick, were arrested, along with all the family. The priests were executed in Derby within the fortnight.
An annual pilgrimage in honour of the two martyrs began in the mid 19th century.
The hall is now mostly in ruins, although part of it—probably originally the central gatehouse range—survives, and in 1933 was converted to a chapel, a Grade I listed building.
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Sunday, 14 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 14 September, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2468 7894 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.4100N 1:37.8653W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2468 7894
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