People gathered around the Ladybower Reservoir to see the spire of the Church of St James and St John, which had been flooded by the creation of the reservoir in 1943-4

Date:
Oct 1947
Location:
Church Of St James And St John, Derwent, High Peak, Derbyshire
Reference:
OP09554
Type:
Photograph (Print)
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Description

A note on the reverse of the print reads: 'Derwent Church as it appeared in October '47 owing to drought lowering the reservoir level'.

The spire of the church was demolished in December 1947.

Content

This is part of the Series: RCH01/006 Red Box Collection (RCHME); within the Collection: RCH01 Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) Archive

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Gill, H

Keywords

Post Medieval Parish Church, 20th Century Reservoir, People, Waterscape