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Portland House

Winter, 1947

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The photograph of Matlock Bath's Parish Church, with the Heights of Abraham in the background, was taken about 1950 from Bath Terrace. The large window behind the altar faces south, as the church could not be built on the traditional east / west alignment. Portland House, at the bottom of Clifton Road, is the large property on the left.

The Rev. N. B. Johnston was inducted Vicar of Holy Trinity in 1950[1]. The next incumbent was the Rev. L. E Waghorn, of St. Peter Drayton, Oxfordshire, and formerly of Coventry, who accepted the living in 1955.This was in the gift of the Church Trust Fund Society. Rev. Waghorn's appointment meant that the Church had succeeded in remaining independent, so not to be unified with the parishes of Bonsall and/or Cromford[2].

Also see:

About the Church - on the Churches & Chapels page
Holy Trinity Church, Matlock Bath - Memorial Inscriptions in the Church
Holy Trinity Church, Matlock Bath - Memorial Inscriptions in the Churchyard
Finding the Churchyard Inscriptions
Matlock Bath Burials, 1845 - 1866
Matlock Bath Holy Trinity Banns, from 1846

Postcard "Parish Church, also Heights of Abraham in the Background. Matlock Bath" in the collection of and provided by and © Pauline Jordan.
Published by A. W. Bourne, 32 Babingley Drive, Leicester, a Real Photograph. Not posted.
Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.


[1] "Derbyshire Times", 2 June 1950. Induction of Matlock Bath vicar.

[2] "Belper News", 17 June 1955.