Chapel of St Mary on the Bridge

Dating largely from the 14th century, this little chapel originally stood on the first arch of a medieval bridge over the Derwent; the springing of the arch can still be seen below the east wall.

About this church

It offered spiritual reassurance to travellers setting out into the wild lands beyond the bridge

After a long and varied career, including being used as a prison and a carpenter's workshop, it fell into ruins, and was eventually restored by the Haslam family in the early 20th century.

Work on embellishing the interior has carried on since, and today the chapel is a fully functioning place of worship.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Car park at church

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