SK4338 : The Hermits Cave of Dale Abbey

taken 10 years ago, near to Dale Abbey, Derbyshire, Great Britain

The Hermits Cave of Dale Abbey
The Hermits Cave of Dale Abbey
A Derby baker dreamt of the Virgin Mary speaking to him, telling him to go to Depedale, now Dale Abbey, to become a hermit to live in solitude and prayer. He carved out a home in a sandstone bank and began his worship in solitude.

One day the smoke from his fire was seen Ralph Fitz Geremund, a Knight and the owner of Depedale. On hearing the hermitís story, he allowed the hermit to remain, giving on him the tithe money from Borrowash Mill. The hermit then build a small chapel and home on the site of the present church.

After the hermitís death, word spread of the religious significance of Depedale. Dale Abbey was founded around 1200
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 24 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4387 3848 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.5155N 1:20.9183W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4389 3849
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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