24 May 2019

Time out (2)



The little church in Foolow is one of the Anglican churches in the joint parish of St. Anne's, Baslow and St Lawrence's, Eyam. It's dedicated to St Hugh, a Bishop of Lincoln also known as the English St. Francis because of his ministry to the sick and his special way with wild creatures.


In 1888 a Mr Bagshawe of Sheffield purchased the disused smithy to convert it into a church. It's a Grade II protected, single storey, two bay building built of  limestone with grit stone dressing and has a slate roof with a south porch and north chancel.  The interior is simply, but lovingly furnished with bench pews and a table altar in the chancel. There's a font and a small pipe organ. In one corner at the back of the church visitors can make a drink of tea, coffee or fruit juice from provisions laid out on a table.






The chair and other wood carvings were done by a Miss A. Bagshawe who was a student of local wood carver, Advent Hunstone 'Old Advent' of Tideswell. Advent Hunstone came from a family of wood carvers and Tideswell is a nearby large village where more of their woodcraft can be seen in Tideswell Parish Church.





hand embroidered prayer kneelers




After leaving Foolow we drove up to Hucklow Edge an escarpment where it was possible to see for miles across the countryside to the north and south of the county before stopping again in Tideswell.














I bought some cakes in the bakery in Tideswell to take to daughter M to share after our supper of  a light miso soup with noodles and prawns.  (Slices of fudge and lemon cake,  chocolate and lemon muffins).



This weekend is a long one due to the extended Bank Holiday Monday.  Our granddaughter will be coming home as she's finished her studies and exams.  No doubt we shall enjoy the weekend together. Wishing you a lovely weekend whatever you're doing.  Thanks for visiting.

15 comments:

  1. while paging through the slide show, when I got to number 18, I said out loud. Oh Wow! what a beautiful, beautiful place to visit. you already know anything made of stone makes my heart go pitty pat

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  2. Now that is a beautiful little church, I like the way it was converted from a blacksmith's shop. Some wonderful countryside there. Cakes look scrummy

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  3. The little church of St Hugh's looks lovely inside and with an interesting history too. By coincidence we visited Castleton today and then drove by the glider airfield at Great Hucklow - such a narrow road but a pretty route to take. Hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend:)

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  4. Such a beautiful little Church with so much history. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with family.

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  5. Such a beautiful church. It's so tidy and well taken care of and surely a place one wants to visit! Lovely skies and nature all these photos! Whau, that food looks delicious!! I loved everything in this post!! Thank you!!

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  6. I've enjoyed both of your Time Out posts, Derbyshire is such a beautiful county. What a lovely church, it's always more meaningful when you know the history of a place. Enjoy your weekend with your granddaughter.

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  7. All that beautiful countryside, I do enjoy it. Such a pretty little church too with lovely kneelers. Have a great Bank Holiday weekend.

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  8. By now you are enjoying your weekend with granddaughter. Thanks for sharing the photos from the village and the countryside. Sweet church. We are enjoying a long weekend in the U.S., too. Memorial Day Weekend.

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  9. Everything is beautiful in this post. Those flowers especially

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  10. Lovely to see all of your photographs. It looks a very nice Church, such lovely flowers inside and the windows are very nice too.

    Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  11. Very informative post. I enjoyed the photographs too. Thank you for sharing. Wouldn't mind having a slice of the lemon cake!

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  12. What a super day out. I adored the church and stunning countryside. The meal sounds great as well.xxx

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  13. Lovely! What a special, beautiful little church. Now I am curious about the drinks you can make there. The seat cushions are beautiful too. And the country side is just wonderful.

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  14. We've just had a weekend away in Derbyshire - Cliff Fest at Cliff College - Calver, Hope Valley. We went for a local walk but mainly enjoyed time at the festival and drank tea with teenagers, who visited our teens in the caravan.
    Lovely to see photos of the area, Cathy x

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    1. I know the Cliff Collage as friends taught there. (They've moved to another ministry assignment now). I'm sure Cliff Fest was good. Our grandson is going to a Christian Summer Festival.

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