The Parish Church of St. George, Ticknall, Derbyshire
St. George is not an old church, relatively young, being built in 1842. But it was built on land adjacent to the original Parish Church, of which the remains of a buttress and tower can still be seen.
The 1700’s and early 1800’s were one of prosperity and an increase in the Ticknall’s population. The congregation outgrowing the old church. The then Lord of the manor, Sir George Crewe, who had prospered from the community’s prosperity, purchased a large amount of ground that surrounded the old church. It was on this very spacious ground that St. Georges was constructed.
The light and spacious interior, still traditional, has a more modern style than older churches
There is also a “Preaching Post” in one corner of the Church grounds. I believe it pre-dates the original church. but I have no confirmed date… it was also moved here from a previous location in the village.
From this viewpoint by the Preaching Post, a winding path takes you past one of the old buttresses to the Porch of St. George…… markers of three different religious periods in the history of Ticknall.
Sunday, time to plan the week ahead…. the last week in April. Yes, another month of what seems a fast-moving year nearly consigned to history. But as always….
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2022