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Nestling under Shining Cliff, the chapel-of-ease dedicated to St. John the Baptist that was designed by Sir Guy Dawber[1] almost looks as if it is growing out of the rocks. This was Dawber's intention. The stone built chapel was commissioned by Mrs. Harris who lived at The Rocks just a few yards further down the hillside. She was the daughter of Mr. Brooke Leacroft and the church was in memory of some of her relatives[2].

"St. John's Church, Matlock Bath", published by C. Colledge, Stationer, Matlock. Printed in Germany. Unposted.
Postcard in the collection of and provided by and © Ken Smith.
Image scanned for this website and information written, researched by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.

References (coloured hyperlinks are to more information):

[1] There is a biography of Guy Dawber on this web site
[2] See Pedigree of Leacroft