Church of St Michael
The Church of St Michael is early 14th century, built when the early English style was giving way to the Decorated, on the site of a much older one, for which traces of a Saxon wall near the west door provides some evidence. It has a fine Perp tower and contains some interesting heraldic glass and tiles. The screen under the tower is one of oldest timber sreens in Derbyshire.
There are monuments to the Meynell and Pole families, including a large marble alter tomb commemorating Henry Pole and his wife, and an eloborate memorial to William Meynell who was killed on the Danube in the 19th century when leading the Turks against the Russians. An early victorian memorial to a Meynell 'who was deprived of his life in a collision of carriages' in Clay Cross tunnel serves as a reminder that early rail travel was almost as hazardous as war.
Contact on 01332 825667 or visit St Michael at Kirk Langley
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